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Why Choose HOTSHOT for Muscle Cramps?

Why Choose HOTSHOT for Muscle Cramps?

Even if you’re an athlete at the top of the game, no one is safe from the nightmare of muscle cramps. Although now, there is a new drink on the block, which has revolutionised the way we manage muscle cramps.

Introducing the HOTSHOT Sports Shot for Muscle Cramps

HOTSHOT Sports Drink for Athletes

Beating the root of muscle cramps is what this unique formulation was crafted for. It targets hyperactive nerves to prevent, treat and/or recover from muscle cramps that these hyperactive nerves can cause while also helping to reduce next day soreness.


Scientists and physicians have carried out endless amounts of research over the years regarding this issue. Many people have believed the cause of muscle cramps is due to problems such as overuse of muscles, dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. Ultimately, it’s been difficult to pinpoint the true cause of the problem, as many different reasonings have been produced.

What has also been difficult to accomplish, is how to alleviate these troublesome aches and pains. Athletes have tried and tested numerous methods, yet many have not been able to find a reliable and permanent solution to this issue. So this raises a hotly debated question… how can we put an end to muscle cramps?

This is where Dr Rod MacKinnon and Dr Bruce Bean come into play, who are the brains behind the HOTSHOT.

During a kayaking expedition together, both scientists unexpectedly started experiencing severe muscle cramps in the middle of the sea. Cramps should have never been an issue on paper, as both scientists were fully hydrated, conditioned, healthy and highly experienced kayakers. It was after this completely unexpected and potentially life-threatening incident, that they decided to look further into the problem of muscle cramping together.


While there have been various studies and findings produced surrounding the cause of cramps, MacKinnon and Bean learned there was more to the root cause of cramps than issues with the muscle itself. A number of studies they looked into stated that what is actually causing the problem is something of a neurological nature. Not really dehydration or the lack of training, like many had believed beforehand. MacKinnon and Bean started to explore the connection between excessive nerve firing and the muscle during exercise.  What they found was a clear connection between unihibited excessive firing of motor neurons into a fatiguing muscle and muscle cramps. With the understanding that the key trigger for muscle cramps was neurological, they then truned their focus on how best to prevent and treat muscle cramps.

Muscle Cramps and the Nervous System

There had always been stories about bicyclists and marathoners using natural products like pickle brine or mustard packs mixed with water to help with cramps.  It occurred to MacKinnon and Bean that those were effective for some by activating TRP channels in the mouth, throat and stomach that can trigger a response from the nervous system that calms down the motor neurons in the spinal cord.


Together, they theorised methods together as to how you could get around these debilitating pains through unique combinations of natural ingredients that can act as receptor activators.  They also realized there are way more powerful activators than pickle brine or mustard.  After a number of years of experimentation, HOTSHOT was born.


The Hot Shot contains an intense mixture of ginger, cinnamon and capsicum, with some tasters detecting notes of aniseed.  It certainly packs a fiery punch, as the spicy ingredients play a vital role in modifying and effectively numbing the athlete's nerves after drinking the entirety of the bottle.  We all have a different tolerance and appreciation for spicy foods, so the HOTSHOT formula has been extensively reviewed and balanced for effectiveness, whilst being as palatable as possible.  Some people love it, and the majority certainly seem to agree that it is better tasting than alternatives.


Preventing Muscle Cramps with Spicy/Pungent Ingredients

To fully reap the product's benefits, you should drink the full shot 15 minutes before your workout or training. You can also take a bottle the moment that you first detect a cramp coming on during training or racing.  There is no maximum dose, so a preventative bottle prior to a session, then topping up if needed is absolutely fine. 

HOTSHOT is NSF Certified for Sport, following WADA guidelines (World Anti-Doping Agency). It is also all-natural, non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan and Kosher, which is great to note if any of these are essential to you!


Researchers at Penn State University have put the drink to the test, it has been featured in numerous Field Studies to prove efficacy.

The results indicated that the HOTSHOT does give athletes many positive outcomes after using it, which also bears out the research which the makers of this drink had conducted before its distribution.

HOTSHOT Sports Drink for Training

Each bottle is 50ml, and although HOTSHOT was initially sold exclusively in the US, we now stock these at Neuff in the UK, so UK and European customers can now get their hands on what is so far the only scientifically proven method of preventing and treating exercise-associated cramps.

Contact us if you’d like more information surrounding this revolutionary supplement.

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