Why is Magnesium so Important for Muscle Pain?

Latest research is indicating that in the western world over 80 percent of us are magnesium deficient.

So, is it really a big deal if we are magnesium deficient?

Short answer is YES! It can be a very big deal.

In fact, Magnesium is needed in over 300 essential enzymatic reactions in the body.

Some of the Main Ones are:

  • Protein synthesis. DNA and RNA in our cells require magnesium for cell growth and development.

  • Sparking of the electrical signals that must travel throughout the many kilometers of nerves in our bodies, including our brain, heart, and other organs.

  • Normal blood pressure, vascular tone, transmission of nerve cell signals, and blood flow.

  • Functioning of all nerves and muscles.

  • Release and binding of adequate amounts of serotonin in the brain.

Every system in the body requires a healthy level of magnesium to function correctly.

So basically, living without adequate levels of magnesium is like trying to operate a machine with the power off. And like a machine, it’s likely to malfunction.

So let’s concentrate, for a moment, on some of musculoskeletal benefits of Magnesium which is what we deal with at Peak Chiropractic on a daily basis:

Magnesium assists in muscle relaxation:

Muscles, which are in pain either from injury to themselves, or from damage to surrounding tissue are often in a protective spasm or at least increased tension state. Magnesium has been demonstrated to bring about relaxation in muscles.