I'm a 57 year-old road rider with a major problem with getting muscle cramps during and after riding. I take calcium supplements, eat bananas (two-three daily) and when riding I drink gator-aid and use Clif shot energy gel. I sweat more than the adverage person so I try to keep my electrolytes replaced. I'm not a racer, just a recreactional rider who enjoys 50 to 100 mile rides. I ride about 5000 miles yearly. I hear people talk about potassium helping but all I've found for a supplement is "potassium gluconate". The lable says this is for controling the activity of the heart muscle, nothing about muscle cramps so I don't know if it's the same thing.
Any ideas on how can I prevent these cramps during and after rides?