No matter what kind of therapist you are, knowing the role magnesium plays in the body may be essential for helping your client. Magnesium is arguably the most important mineral in your body since it is needed for over 600 enzymatic processes. In the simplest terms, without adequate magnesium as a partner, there are over 600 operations your body can’t optimally perform.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, but with the inability to produce it, we rely on it from our food. With an ever dwindling supply in our heavily farmed soils, it’s little wonder that experts estimate that upwards of 80% of the population is magnesium deficient, both young and old alike.
Compounding the problem is our modern and fast paced lifestyle, which deplete our magnesium levels through prescription drugs, coffee, alcohol, fluoride, pre-packaged and convenience foods, exercise, and especially stress. In fact, while stress depletes magnesium, a lack of magnesium exacerbates stress, which explains why magnesium deficiency is nearly epidemic in first world countries.
Whether a manual therapist, health and wellbeing coach, nutritionist, or somewhere in between, there is a good chance your client can benefit from supplementing with a quality supplement. Magnesium is a building block on which to base other healing modalities, and you most likely won’t be able to get to the root cause of an issue without having adequate magnesium levels. For instance, turmeric may help with inflammation, but magnesium deals with inflammation at a cellular level. Or you could take valerian for sleep, but without magnesium to increase the neurotransmitter GABA, you may only be applying a bandage to the problem.
If your client suffers from depression and anxiety, many studies have shown a marked improvement in patients after supplementing with magnesium. If you have someone with weak bones, magnesium is essential for calcium absorption and metabolism. If your client’s injury isn’t healing in a timely manner, magnesium deficiency may be to blame as all components of connective tissue depend on magnesium for regeneration and health.
These are just a few of the examples of maladies that can be alleviated by magnesium supplementation. Take a minute to Google magnesium deficiency symptoms and the list may surprise you: allergies, osteoporosis, ADHD, anxiety, irritability, bloating, hormonal imbalances, high cholesterol, PMS, kidney stones, loud noise sensitivity, heightened menopause symptoms, high blood pressure, low energy, poor sleep patterns, restless legs, asthma, exacerbated stress, cramping, and weak bones and teeth top the extensive list.
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