There are many nutrients that are essential to body function, including magnesium. Dr. Carol Boerner at Vermont Facial Aesthetics offers medically-supervised supplements for skin health as well as for common problems such as migraine.
Serving the Upper Valley area, Vermont Facial Aesthetics is located in Norwich, Vermont. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Carol Boerner and find out if supplementing Magnesium into your diet could benefit you.
What is Magnesium?
A vital mineral for the body’s overall well-being, magnesium is responsible for maintaining multiple systems in the body, including:
- Blood pressure-In individuals with prehypertension, evidence shows that increased magnesium intake can also prevent high blood pressure from occurring.
- Bone strength
- Steady heart rhythm
It is estimated by medical experts that Americans do not intake enough magnesium in their diets, making them more susceptible to inflammation markers that can lead to more serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. It is suggested that low magnesium levels can also be connected with higher risk for osteoarthritis. There is a link of particular interest to Dr.Carol-that is one between migraine and low tension glaucoma. Both of these problems are linked by having erratic blood flow -and treated with Magnesium Glycinate.
There is a group of problems that occur together and are specifically treatable with Magnesium Glycinate:
COLD HANDS AND FEET- RAYNAUD’S SYNDROME
ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION-Getting dizzy when rising from sitting or lying down too quickly
RUBBING FEET TOGETHER BEFORE SLEEPING
The dose is 150 mg 2 X day- there are certain companies whose formulations are easier to swallow-just ask Dr. Carol
What Foods Contain Magnesium?
Magnesium can be found in:
- Green, leafy vegetables
- Beans, peas, and soybeans
- Whole-grain cereals
Although consuming whole foods is still essential to your diet, individuals who do not like or cannot consume magnesium-rich foods can often get their recommended dosages through supplements.
How Do I Know if I’m Magnesium-Deficient?
While it’s common to be slightly deficient in magnesium, an extreme deficiency is RARE except in patients who have the following health conditions:
- Kidney disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Certain digestive disorders
- Parathyroid problems
- Drink alcohol excessively
- Take medicine for diabetes or cancer
- Contact Vermont Facial Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation with Dr.Carol and find out if you are a candidate for magnesium supplements for your migraine.