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Magnesium as a Tool For Wellness

This mineral contributes to bone structure in the body, as well as nerve and muscle function. It benefits the mind and body, and it has a variety of applications, including: 

Muscle Tightness 

Tense tight muscles are all too common, and the persistent discomfort can have a limiting impact on your lifestyle. This can be caused by overuse or by physical strain— think exercise or lifting one too many boxes while you help a friend move into their new condo in St. Petersburg. But aches and strains aren’t just a byproduct of physical activity. Tension can also result from holding a position over a lengthy period of time, like sitting at a computer desk, especially while so many of us are working from home with makeshift desks or driving in a car frequently or for long periods of time. Sitting may feel passive, but tight muscles are a common result. Alongside hydration and stretching, you can supplement magnesium for an anti-inflammatory effect which can help relieve tight muscles and cramping. 

Stress Management

The benefits of magnesium don’t end with physical relief. This mineral can also be used to manage and reduce stress as well as bring calm. Stress is a single word that covers a broad range of symptoms, many of which have damaging effects if the stress is chronic.

Some signs of stress include:

Achy or tense muscles

Fatigue or low energy

Poor immune function

Digestive challenges

Increased headaches

Changes in sleep pattern

And more

Many of these symptoms can contribute to patterns of anxiety, depression, or a combination of the two. Unwanted symptoms may start to show up in every area of your life in St. Petersburg, and your physical and mental health will both suffer. That’s why it is vital to address stress on an ongoing basis. One way to do this is by utilizing the mineral, magnesium. Taken with regularity, you can reduce stress and bring balance to areas of your life, like sleep, concentration, digestion, and physical vitality. Consider magnesium to be a stress-relief tool, not unlike meditation or exercise.

Digestive Assistance

Constipation is a serious problem and should not be considered a way of life. Hydration levels, dietary intake, and stress levels can all affect digestion, and not always to our benefit (as we already observed above.) Incorporating magnesium into your routine facilitates regular bowel movements and decreases the likelihood of constipation. If this isn’t a problem area for you, no need to worry about the risk of extra trips to the bathroom. While the added magnesium will help someone struggling with constipation, it will not act as a laxative for those with regular bowel movements (so long as you adhere to the product’s suggested dosage and you don’t overdo things.) This small step in your daily routine can make a big difference to your digestive health.  

Impact of Magnesium During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a significant time for change in the body, and all the benefits discussed above are applicable during the 10-month gestation period in St. Petersburg. This mineral can help relieve discomfort from the shifts that occur as the pelvic and hip joints loosen to leg cramping throughout the night. It can help you maintain a sense of calm as your hormones change. It can also be used to relieve or prevent constipation. Keeping comfortable is crucial for maintaining physical and mental well-being during pregnancy. Magnesium can be added to your regimen of care along with prenatal vitamins, regular exercise, whole foods, chiropractic care in St. Petersburg, and more.

How Can I Supplement Magnesium?

With so many benefits, supplementing magnesium is a no-brainer but you may wonder how to start doing so. Our chiropractor in St. Petersburg suggests Natural Calm. At Happy Healthy Spine, we carry Natural Calm products at our office. You can choose between a powder (to be used as a drink with water) and chewable gummies. No matter which type you choose, increasing your magnesium intake can be easy and palatable. Keep in mind that the chewables aren’t just for the kids— plenty of our adult patients opt for the convenience of chewable gummies. You can call our office 727-767-0564 with questions or to set up an appointment with Dr. Whitlock to learn more about our chiropractic care services. 

Medical Disclaimer

This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment of your personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions.  Dr. Whitlock nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition or supplement.

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