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Magnificent Magnesium

Posted: July 26, 2013
By: Dr Christie MacDonald

Often we don’t think about how different minerals can affect our bodies. We know that we need certain minerals, which is why we take our multi-vitamins and eat our fruits and vegetables.  But what do these minerals do for us?  Magnesium is ranked as the 4th highest macro-minerals in our bodies.  It has many multi-tasking properties as it aligns itself with other nutrients to help them complete their functions.  Ensuring that you have enough magnesium can help ensure a healthy heart, strong immune system, relieve muscle aches and pain, migraine relief and so much more.  For information on the benefits of magnesium please contact your Edmonton Chiropractor at 780-430-7549.

Many of the reasons people visit their Edmonton chiropractor is for the aches, pains and muscle spasms we sometimes experience.  Along with regular adjustments, magnesium can help relieve these issues.  When calcium levels are too high in the body, it can build in the muscles and joints causing pain.  One of magnesium’s jobs in the body is to calm and relax the cells.  It relaxes the muscles by driving out the excess calcium, thus reducing the pain.  Your Edmonton Chiropractor can give you more information on magnesium.  Contact them at www.whitemudchiro.com

Migraines are another common ailment seen by your Edmonton chiropractor.  Any who has suffered from a migraine knows the pain and discomfort they can cause.  While the causes of migraines are still unknown, the pain is sometimes caused by a drastic change in the blood vessels which can cause a change in blood and oxygen flow to the brain.  Because magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant, it can help relieve the pain of migraines.  For more information on migraine relief and magnesium, please contact your Edmonton chiropractor at 780-430-7549.

Back pain, headaches and stress can be the cause of or can be caused by insomnia.  Ensuring the body has enough magnesium can help reduce insomnia.  The theory behind a warm glass of milk works because milk has tryptophan, a precursor to melatonin, the hormone that tells our brain that it is time to sleep.  Calcium increases the body’s ability to take up tryptophan, however if magnesium is deficit, calcium can accumulate causing sleeplessness and muscle pain. Magnesium and calcium work together in the body.  For more information on any of these conditions how magnesium can work for you call your Edmonton Chiropractor at 780-430-7549 or check out the website www.whitemudchiro.com.