Magnesium plays several important roles in the health of your body and brain:
- Magnesium participates in bone formation and bone health.
- Together with calcium, magnesium is important for maintaining bone health and preventing osteoporosis.
- Prevention and treatment of Diabetes.
- For its properties it improves Heart health.
- A daily intake of Magnesium reduces migraine headaches.
- For its anti-inflammatory properties, it decreases premenstrual syndrome discomfort.
- Relieves anxiety and it reduces chances of depression.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. In fact, every cell in our body contains it and needs it to function.
However, you may not be getting enough of it, even if you eat a healthy diet.
Our Natural Health practitioners, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Naturopaths and massage therapists recommend Magnesium to many of our patients. Not only for its ample benefits for health, but because it is a natural way to help the body complete their optimal functions without the use of drugs.
What does Magnesium do?
Energy creation: Helps convert food into energy.
Protein formation: Helps create new proteins from amino acids.
Gene maintenance: Helps create and repair DNA and RNA.
Muscle movements: Is part of the contraction and relaxation of muscles.
Nervous system regulation: Helps regulate neurotransmitters, which send messages throughout your brain and nervous system.
Some of the health benefits of Magnesium:
Magnesium to boost Sports and exercise performance.
During exercise our body needs 10–20% more magnesium than when we’re resting, depending on the activity. It helps move blood sugar into your muscles and dispose of lactic acid, which sometimes builds up in the muscle tissue causing pain.
It is believed that supplementing with it can boost exercise performance for athletes, the elderly and people with chronic disease.
Our Natural Therapists are specialists in Sports injuries rehabilitation. If you are a professional sports person or just exercise to stay fit, injuries may happen. Through the correct treatment of the soft tissue and the skeletal system, combined with the chemical support of Magnesium, our therapists at Empowering Wellness Burleigh Heads, will provide wellbeing back to your body.
Magnesium to prevent depression
Magnesium plays a critical role in brain function and mood, and low levels are linked to an increased risk of depression.
In a randomized controlled trial in depressed older adults, 450 mg of magnesium daily improved mood as effectively as an antidepressant drug.
Our Chiropractors, Acupuncturists and Naturopaths at Empowering Wellness here on the Gold Coast, are trained and allowed to prescribe Magnesium and other herbal and natural supplements.
Magnesium also benefits people with type 2 diabetes.
Studies suggest that about 48% of people with type 2 diabetes have low levels of magnesium in their blood. This can impair insulin’s ability to keep blood sugar levels under control.
People who get the most magnesium have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Moreover, supplements have been shown to lower blood sugar in some people.
Magnesium Can Lower Blood Pressure
Studies show that taking magnesium can lower blood pressure incurring that a daily intake helped patients experience a significant decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
It‘s Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
Inflammation is one of the drivers of aging, obesity and chronic disease.
Magnesium supplements can reduce CRP and other markers of inflammation in older adults, overweight people and those with prediabetes. This is why high-magnesium foods such as fatty fish and dark chocolate, can reduce inflammation.
Magnesium for the prevention of migraines
Some researchers believe that people who suffer from migraines are more likely than others to be magnesium deficient.
Migraine headaches are related to a variety of symptoms and are painful and very debilitating; sometimes causing nausea, vomiting and photo-sensitivity.
Encouraging studies have suggested that magnesium can prevent and even help treat migraines in patients of all ages.
Migraines very usually are a consequence of Cervical spine subluxation or misalignment. The combination of a professional gentle Chiropractic adjustment and the benefits of magnesium muight be exactly what your body is asking you for.
“If you listen to your body when it whispers, you will never have to hear it scream”
Magnesium Is Safe and Widely Available
Magnesium is absolutely essential for good health. The minimum recommended daily intake is 400–420 mg per day for men and 310–320 mg per day for women.
Dr. Chris Ientile, our principle Chiropractor at Burleigh Heads, will evaluate you and recommend according to your particular needs.
As part of our natural and holistic therapies we provide a wide range of trusted and state of the art natural supplements.
It is present in foods and supplements:
At Empowering Wellness, our Natural Therapies practitioners, can recommend you the following sources of Magnesium:
Food Sources (from greater percentage):
Our Doctors at Empowering Wellness Burleigh Heads, are qualified to assess you and provide you the optimal amount and type of Magnesium for your particular needs, as a complement to your health care plan.
We work with the most recognised and trusted supplementation providers to meet your daily needs.
Getting enough magnesium is essential for maintaining good health.
Be sure to eat plenty of magnesium-rich foods or take a supplement if you’re unable to get enough from your diet alone or contact us on (07) 5535 9833 for any further questions.