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.