While it’s true a challenging workout or long periods of standing can cause fatigue and sore muscles, if you suffer from frequent muscle aches, cramps or spasms, something else is likely going on. A magnesium deficiency may be at the root of the problem.
How Magnesium Keeps Muscles Relaxed
Whenever a muscle needs to move or flex, channels open within the cells, allowing calcium to enter and create constriction. Then, when it’s time for the muscle to relax, magnesium is what shuttles the calcium back out.
The problem arises when your magnesium levels are low: calcium lingers in the cells, causing muscles to stay contracted and nerves to continue firing. Over time this leads to muscle weakness, spasms and cramps, as well as tics, restlessness and anxiety. What’s more, when stress and anxiety go up, magnesium levels naturally decrease; thus a vicious cycle begins. The only way to break the cycle and restore a healthy state is to increase magnesium.
Getting Enough Magnesium
Even if you eat lots of good sources of magnesium, like beans and leafy greens, most of today’s crops are grown in soil so depleted in minerals that even the healthiest food is low in this essential mineral. That’s where Natural Calm® comes in. This fruity, effervescent drink is an effective solution to both restoring healthy magnesium levels and balancing your calcium, helping to keep muscles relaxed and aches at bay.
For those times when you need a bit of extra relief for muscle soreness or overuse, Natural Calm Cream can help. This topical transdermal cream contains powerful magnesium to soothe tense, stiff, inflamed or painful areas. Consider keeping a jar in your car or gym bag. The natural formula also makes this a great boo-boo cream for kids.
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