At The Whole Body Clinic we often need to discuss with our clients the possible causes for their tight muscles. Commonly this has to do with an injury or something they have done to create strain or dysfunction in the body.
But commonly we need to discuss other underlying causes, such as magnesium deficiency.
Magnesium is necessary for many processes throughout the body, including muscle relaxation, supporting healthy heart function, energy levels and nerve conduction. Magnesium is also helpful for reducing symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and relieving muscular cramps when dietary intake is inadequate.
You might have an increased need for magnesium if you are experiencing periods of high stress, muscle aches or spasm, tiredness or fatigue, recurrent headaches or migraines, or as mentioned – symptoms of PMS.
Increasing magnesium intake in our diet is the best way to improve magnesium stores. Magnesium is found in a variety of foods including legumes, wholegrains, green leafy vegetables, seeds and nuts.
However, one in four Australians fail to meet the recommended daily intake for magnesium. This may be due to modern food processing which reduces the magnesium content of foods or due to our poor food choices.
If you are experiencing the above symptoms and are wondering if you may benefit from more magnesium, then let us know. Our osteopaths can provide you with some options including high quality magnesium supplementation. Some products are superior to others and thus may not benefit you. We can also help you find something suitable that may help you with the symptoms you are experiencing.