Magnesium is a mineral needed by every cell in your body for every biological process. It is essential for proper muscle function & acts to relieve tight, sore & cramped muscles. It controls muscle contraction & acts as a muscle relaxant. It can therefore be vital in treating the treatment of back pain & leg/foot cramps by relaxing back muscles & muscular tension. Other indicators of a magnesium deficiency can include high blood pressure, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, fatigue and muscle twitching.
Although magnesium is present in many foods, it usually occurs in small amounts. Eating a wide variety of foods, including fruits & vegetables daily & plenty of whole grains, helps to increase magnesium intake. Magnesium content of refined food is usually low, & due to the changes in western diet many people are not receiving enough magnesium in the daily diets. Magnesium is also readily lost due to excess alcohol, salt, coffee, prolonged or intense stress, diuretics, antibiotics, and other drugs.
If you were wanting to increase the amount of Magnesium in your diet, these are the top 10 foods which contain the most Magnesium,
• Whole wheat
• Almonds, Cashews
• Black beans
• Sesame seeds
If you were struggling to boost these levels with your diet, an over-the-counter Magnesium Powder is the next best option. This will give your body a massive boost of Magnesium and reduce tension in your muscles. Alternatively, a topical Magnesium cream has been shown to also increase your levels promoting muscle relaxation.
What conditions is magnesium beneficial for?
• Muscular aches & pains
• Back & neck pain
• Headaches & migraines
• Shoulder, arm or leg pain
• Muscle spasms or muscle cramps
• General muscle tightness
• Stressed or fatigued individuals
• Individuals who exercise regularly
• During pregnancy