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 using self-dosing of 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 dosing for some time, 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, there was now a solution to keep wrestling without cramps. At regional and national competitions, if there was an onset of cramps, the higher dose 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, and continues to use Krampade to prevent and mitigate cramping during his exercise and daily life. Sean Murphy is also an 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! (You can also read the reviews on our Amazon store)