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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 21:56

Earlier this month, we celebrated "Sleep Awareness" week by wearing our pajamas to work! We just want to let people know that if you are struggling to get good sleep, your chiropractor might have some answers for you. 

 

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 22:36

Benefits of Magnesium

The body needs many different minerals to be considered truly healthy, and magnesium is definitely on the list. According to Harvard Health, this one nutrient alone is important for many bodily functions, including muscle contraction, blood clotting, and regulation of blood pressure. It also helps promote healthy bones and teeth. Magnesium has another important function within the body as well. It assists with relaxation!

 How magnesium relaxes the body

When there is too much calcium and insufficient magnesium inside a cell, you can get sustained muscle contraction. This means more “twitches, spasms and cramping.

  • Smooth muscles directed by too much calcium and insufficient magnesium could tighten the bronchial tract, causing asthma.
  • Insufficient amounts of magnesium in the diet can also lead to periods that are more painful and uterine cramping.
  • Hypertension, which affects a large portion of the population experiences spasms within the blood vessels.

Signs of a potential magnesium deficiency

There are many physical signs of a diet that is deficient in magnesium. These include experiencing chest pains, having heart palpitations, issues with constipation or kidney stones, and muscle soreness or cramps. This deficiency can also appear via feelings of numbness, insomnia, and ringing in the ears. Other consequences may include; anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and irritability. Thus, getting enough of this nutrient daily is important not only for its relaxing qualities but also for maximum physical and mental health.

How to increase magnesium intake

Magnesium is found naturally in leafy greens, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. However, with as much processed food as many Americans consume, many people don’t get enough in the everyday diet, and only about 30 to 40 percent of what you consume is actually absorbed and utilized by the body.

That’s why we often promote increased magnesium intake for patients who experience muscle tension and migraines. Supplements are an easier way to get the recommended daily dose of magnesium for many patients. In most cases, we suggest taking 100 to 250 milligrams daily at bedtime to start. Too much magnesium taken too quickly can cause digestive upset.

This month Inver Grove Chiropractic and Wellness is promoting sleep awareness. We are featuring magnesium rich Benesom®, Myocalm®, and Myocalm PM® at 10% off regular prices.

References

Dean, C., (2006). The Magnesium Miracle. New York, NY: Ballentine.

Kaur, S. D., Danylak-Arhanic, M., Dean, C., (2005). The Complete Natural Medicine Guide To Women's Health. New York, NY: Ballentine.

Harvard Health Publication., What You Should Know About Magnesium, http://www.health.harvard.edu., Accessed March, 2017.

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