Krampade started simply as an experiment by the founder Dr. Eric Murphy, a medical school professor, who suffered from cramps his entire life. Having suffered through cramps as a high school and small college athlete and continually cramping under all kinds of circumstances, including suffering from tetany in his hands and feet, he felt there had to be a better way to live life. At the age of 49, he embarked on an experiment by consuming potassium chloride (KCl) to replace potassium lost every day through normal kidney function, during exercise, and exercise associated sweating. All of a sudden leg pain and cramps went away! His hands stopped cramping doing simple tasks and his cramping during competition and exercise as well during everyday life simply vanished. His GI motility returned to normal and his heart burn just went away. Krampade was born.
After working on the most effective amount of potassium required to stop cramps under various circumstances, his son Sean Murphy began using potassium chloride to reduce cramping during high school wrestling practice and competition. After having lost many matches due to severe cramping and end-of-season fatigue, there was now a solution to keep wrestling without cramps and fatigue. At regional and national competitions, if there was an onset of cramps, the higher potassium containing formulation would immediately stop the cramping in about 30 seconds. Sean Murphy wrestled for the Cornhuskers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), a leading NCAA Division I university. Sean obtained All-American status in Greco-Roman wrestling during his collegiate career. (All-American in Greco-Roman wrestling).
From high school football players to NCAA Division I hockey players, people from all walks of life have found that using the Krampade 2K as a drop-in replacement for a typical electrolyte/hydration beverage prevents the occurrence of cramp formation, slows fatigue, and enhances recovery. Read what others have to say about the Krampade revolution on our testimonial page! And you can also read the reviews on our Amazon store as well.
Innovation hasn’t stopped with our original formulation, as we launched Krampade 2.0 in January 2020, by adding magnesium and reducing sodium to enhance the taste and function of the original Krampade. We had to overcome the problems of using magnesium chloride in our products, which presented unique manufacturing challenges. This innovation was quickly followed by the introduction of Krampade Fiber, adding soluble fiber, another key macronutrient often under consumed in the American diet, to our product lineup. At Krampade, we continually evolve to invent new and better inexpensive solutions to problems that impact so many Americans.
We invented Krampade products as a simple solution to end our own issues with cramping that had just become unbearable, getting in the way of doing simple things that many of us just take for granted. Who knew such a simple product could solve such a myriad of problems that plague so many people.