Alternative View - Magnesium key to healthy muscles

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OVER the next few weeks I am hoping to have a look at how to maintain and gain healthy joints and healthy muscles.

This week I am going to take a look at ways to help improve muscular pain.

One of the main nutrients involved with muscle health is magnesium.

Deficiency of magnesium can therefore be linked to problems like cramp, restless legs, twitches, spasms, constipation – due to poor functioning or spasm of the bowel muscle, stress tension, headaches and migraines – due to muscle problems in the back of the neck.

It can also be an issue worth addressing for people suffering with problems like fibromyalgia or polymyalgia rheumatica as both problems can cause a great deal of muscle pain and magnesium has been used by many nutritionists to help ease some of that pain.

How likely is it that you are going to be deficient in magnesium though? Well, in all honesty, the answer is very likely.

Magnesium is found in beans, greens, oats, brown rice and whole grains and many people do not eat enough of these foods.

Nutritionists believe that it is depleted from the body by tea, coffee, cola, salt, sugar and alcohol.

See The Visitor (21-09-11) for full story.