Brain Health: The Magnesium Connection

Stress is a sure sign that your brain is under duress. Your shoulders are hunched, your neck muscles are tight, and the tension spreads to the dozen or so muscles of your scalp. Adequate intracellular magnesium stores can lessen the tension in those muscles and help all your muscles relax. Many people who suffer headaches are found to also lack sufficient magnesium.

To give you an indication of the scope of magnesium's actions, here are the many ways that magnesium may maintain normal brain function.

  • Proper magnesium stores allows the blood vessels in the brain to stay normal and permits them to dilate.
  • Magnesium helps regulate the action of brain neurotransmitters and inflammatory substances, which may play a role in headaches when unbalanced.
  • Magnesium helps support and relax muscles and tension.

For additional educational information on how magnesium helps support brain health, please visit American Academy of Neurology® and American Academy of Family Physicians.

For educational purposes only: This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Magnesium deficiency and its symptoms can be a serious health condition. It is advised that you consult with your physician or health care provider regarding magnesium supplementation.

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