Magnesium in Germantown

Magnesium in Germantown MD

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A recent article by Casey Seidenberg in Wellness was very insightful regarding Magnesium.

She was discussing her son's basketball tryouts and what he should do to prepare. Like any good parent she suggested he sleep and eat well before the tryout. He was hoping for an answer that would make his muscles strong and flexible, deliver him energy, render him well rested, and keep stress at bay.

Well, magnesium helps with energy, muscle strength, flexibility, sleep and stress management.

Magnesium contributes to flexibility and helps to prevent injury by loosening tight muscles. Without enough magnesium, muscles can't properly relax, possibly causing cramps. Low magnesium can create a buildup of lactic acid, known to cause post-workout pain and tightness. Also, much of the body's energy comes from ATP, a molecule that captures chemical energy from food and uses it to fuel other processes in the body. ATP production depends on magnesium.

Magnesium helps the body produce more insulin-like growth factor, an essential part of long-term muscle growth and strength.

Magnesium helps to balance and control stress hormones. Specifically, magnesium is essential for the production of serotonin, which is responsible for relaxing the nervous system and lifting moods. Serotonin also contributes to healthy sleep. A lack of magnesium upends sleep not only because of its role in serotonin production but also because it topples the sleep regulating hormone melatonin.

Magnesium is one of the essential electrolytes needed for efficient hydration.

Low magnesium leaves saliva with excess calcium and phosphorous, which can damage teeth and harm that winning smile.

Magnesium also builds strong bones, maintains heart health, helps to prevent diabetes by regulating blood sugar, prevents inflammation and strokes, boosts immunity, preserves a proper PH balance in the body, and relieves constipation.

What contributes to lower magnesium? Caffeine, phosphoric acid in soda, too much salt, extreme sweating, alcohol, prolonged stress, antibiotics and other medications drain our bodies of this needed mineral.

Visit Dr. Cramer, Germantown chiropractor to discuss this and how chiropractic care can help you!

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