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Re: Tums, kudos

>I recently read a tip, in Endurance News I think, to bring Tums while on a
>ride and for the rider to take one at the stops "for the calcium".  I'm
>ignorant... what does the calcium supplement help?  It did not say, in the
>article.  I take 'em anyway occasionally just for standard heartburn, I was
>just wondering what other purpose they serve.

Muscle contraction uses up alot of calcium.  In horses when you deplete too
much calcium, you get thumps.  In people, you get tired muscles and have to
work harder to get the same work output.  So calcium just helps with that.
In my case, it also helps the tummy.

Susan G

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