Tired of Muscle Aches and Cramps: Something to Think About

I get a lot of patients that complain of just common muscle soreness and cramping; they often ask what can be done to prevent or alleviate this.  Magnesium is responsible for over 300 metabolic reactions in our body. 

Magnesium citrate is made from a combination of magnesium carbonate and citric acid. It is considered one of the best forms for high absorption into your body.  This essential mineral is involved in protein, fat and nucleic acid synthesis. If you think of Calcium as the mineral that contracts the muscle, magnesium is the counterpart and is used to relax it.  It helps the body use glucose (sugar), and it is a key player in the body’s energy transport system. Magnesium is needed to inhibit muscle contractions and blood clotting.  By inhibiting this contraction it allows the muscles to relax and speed up the recovery time.  Most people don’t get nearly enough magnesium. Headaches, fatigue, irritable bowel, and depression are all common symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

For more information on dosage please stop by and ask.  If you have other questions regarding magnesium or health concerns just ask, or call 805-258-8734 for an appointment.