"Now, more experts are beginning to believe we may have been thinking wrongly about cramps all along. A shot of spicy liquid—think wasabi or hot chilies—may be a far more effective treatment than an energy drink or a banana."
"Building on past research, Bean and MacKinnon discovered that certain tastes could activate ion receptors in the mouth and esophagus, helping to calm those excitable nerves, thereby preventing the muscles from cramping."
"My training partner, Amy Cragg, and I tried it prior to Trials and we felt like it made a difference. So, we take HOTSHOT before hard, long training sessions and before we race, she (Shalane Flanagan) tells Us."
"All it took was a Nobel Prize winner experiencing some untimely cramps while sea kayaking a decade ago for people to begin to understand that the causes of muscle cramps may not have much to do with muscles at all."