Tip of the Day
September 11, 2003
Pro Health joins people around the world in remembering those who lost their lives and the heroes who emerged on September 11, 2001 in New York City.
Some researchers believe magnesium holds the key to resolving many types of chronic pain. In the body, magnesium converts vitamin D, which the body needs to take advantage of bone-strengthening calcium, into a form that it can use efficiently. By contributing to increased bone density, the mineral may help stall the onset of osteoporosis.
Magnesium may also help to ease tension headaches, muscle cramps, muscle strains, and muscle tension. If you have a magnesium deficiency, you may experience excessive muscle tension, which may trigger muscle spasms, restlessness, tics, and twitches.
(Source: The Women's Guide to Ending Pain: An 8-Step Program, by Howard S. Smith, M.D., and Debra Fulghum Bruce, M.S. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)