Magnesium and inflammation
Did you know, lack of magnesium increases the chances of inflammation?
Research published in 2018 in The Journal of Inflammation Research states magnesium deficiency increases inflammation.
You might be aware that pain, swelling, difficulty moving, redness, and increased temperature are the signs of inflammation, though all the signs may not be exhibited during every inflammation.
Consistent magnesium deficiency is associated with chronic/ long-term inflammatory conditions. Scientific research concludes that chronic inflammation is responsible for diseases such as high blood pressure, heart diseases, stroke, and diabetes. Also, moderate levels of magnesium deficiency is enough to increase the risk of such conditions.
American Heart Association also states an increase in the indicators of inflammation, such as TNF-α, IL-1, and CRP linked to heart diseases, are also linked to Magnesium deficiency.
In addition to causing such diseases, magnesium deficiency causes enormous aches and pains.
Do you experience muscle spasms/ leg cramps/ backaches/ neck pains? Magnesium deficit could be the one causing it!
A research paper published in 2017, in The Journal “Nutrients,” confirms magnesium deficiency causes such aches. In addition, magnesium deficit also leads to the following symptoms:
- Weakness, lethargy
- Anxiety, depression
- Irritability, headache
- Impaired athletic performance
Here’s how a lack of magnesium makes the muscles prone to tetany/ painful spasms.
Lack of magnesium:
- Increases the muscle tone
- Makes them more sensitive
- Increases contractility of the muscles
- Reduces muscle’s ability to recover from contractions
The good thing is, you can reverse such muscle contractions by providing magnesium. You need Mg for the normal contraction and functioning of muscles.
Nuts such as almonds, cashew nuts, peanuts, green leafy veggies such as spinach, and seeds such as pumpkin seeds are the rich sources of magnesium. However, a magnesium-rich diet cannot immediately correct the deficiency though it is good in the long run.
Magnesium supplements are helpful for recovering the deficit. Magnesium supplements reduce the risk of such dangerous diseases drastically while aiding in recovery.
During training and competitions, swimmers experienced an 86% reduction in muscle cramps after taking Mg supplements for just three days, reports a study.
Lab tests also indicate magnesium supplements reduce inflammatory markers such as CRP/ C - reactive protein.
In those who have high blood pressure, Mg supplements reduce BP/ Blood Pressure. In massage techniques such as trigger point therapy, there is an increase in BP. Magnesium blocks N-type of calcium channels at peripheral sympathetic nerve endings and thus helps in normalizing high BP.
However, oral supplements could lead to some side effects such as stomach upset.
Transdermal magnesium is the best!
Studies confirm transdermal magnesium is safer and more effective than oral supplements…
When you use transdermal magnesium, it passes through your skin layers rapidly. It enters the lymphatic system underneath and increases the serum Mg levels immediately; this is why you feel quicker relief with transdermal Mg spray. Transdermal magnesium is also available in the form of gels, creams, roll-ons, and bath flakes. It reaches the site of pain directly without going through the digestive process.
If you need relief from muscle cramps, backaches, or neck pains, transdermal magnesium is the most effective and the safest!
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