Muscle Health & Muscle Cramps
There are over 600 muscles in the human body and they are responsible for helping us move, keeping joints stable, helping our organs functioning properly (the digestive system and heart, for instance, rely on proper muscle function) and also for helping us to maintain proper posture and talk! With muscles taking up that much of our body and performing such important functions, we want to make sure we are getting the nutrition we need to keep them healthy and in working order.
One of the nutrients involved in muscle health, amongst other things, is Magnesium. In fact, a deficiency of magnesium can lead to muscle cramps, which can be at best uncomfortable, and at worst painful and disruptive. It is for this reason that magnesium tends to be our first suggestion when asked what can help with muscle cramps. But with so many magnesium supplements to choose from, how do we know which is best?
Firstly, we want a magnesium supplement that will be absorbed well, such as a magnesium amino acid chelate (found in both our Magnesium Chelate 1000mg and Magnesium Plus) or magnesium citrate (found in our Advanced Cramp Relief with Magnesium & our Aches & Pains Buster). Then also consider when your cramps mostly occur and how much pain or discomfort they cause. For cramps that keep you up at night try our Advanced Cramp Relief with Magnesium, cramp bark, ginger and capsicum could be just the thing to reduce cramping and relieve the associated muscle pain. Having adequate levels of magnesium may also help reduce muscle pain. If you want relief from general muscle pain our Aches & Pains Buster may just be the product for you.