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Magnesium and tension
There are a wide variety of causes for muscle tension. Long-term, emotional stress and strain often lead to stiffness and tension in the neck and back. In addition, too much or too little physical activity can result in muscle tension.
But it’s not just stress, exertion and unusual strain that lead to muscular tension; a lack of magnesium can also be at fault when muscle tension develops.
Magnesium deficiency as a cause of tension
Magnesium is responsible for many of the body’s activities. It plays a key role in maintaining a fluent transition between muscle tension and muscle relaxation. Magnesium regulates the electrolyte balance, which lowers nerve cell stimulation. This in turn prevents uncontrolled muscular cramping and tension. When the body lacks magnesium, an electrolyte imbalance can occur. This may then cause tense muscles to lose the ability to completely relax.
Let magnesium counter muscle tension
If the muscle tension is caused by a magnesium deficiency, it often helps to ensure a regular, adequate intake of magnesium. Because the body cannot produce magnesium itself, it is critical to maintain a varied, healthy diet and specifically include magnesium-rich foods such as whole grain products, legumes and nuts. Please be aware, however, that with an existing magnesium deficiency, it can take some time for magnesium stores to be replenished.
Adding a daily supplement of high-dose magnesium in the form of Biolectra® Magnesium 300 mg Capsules or Biolectra® Magnesium 300 mg Direct can help you meet your magnesium requirement.
Tips to prevent muscle tension
There are a number of helpful tips and tricks to help prevent unpleasant muscle tension. These include:
- Sufficient exercise – lack of physical activity, incorrect posture and sitting too long can lead to painful muscle tension
- Targeted exercises for neck and back muscles as well as stretching and loosening up the body can help strengthen and relax affected muscle groups
- Deliberate reduction of emotional pressure and exertion, targeted diversions from the daily routine, activities to free the mind after a day’s work – these can all help prevent stress-related tension.
- Adequate magnesium intake and a healthy diet are key to providing the body and muscles with all of the nutrients they need. Foods such as legumes, whole-grain products and nuts are excellent sources of magnesium.
In general it can be said that a healthy lifestyle can contribute to preventing muscle tension.