Magnesium and muscle tensions

Magnesium and muscle tensions

Can magnesium help to prevent muscle tensions?
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Muscle tensions most often occur in the neck and shoulder area, although other muscle groups can also be affected. It is important not to adopt a relieving posture, as this generally only increases the symptoms.

The good news is that magnesium can help relieve neck tensions – often caused by a previous deficiency of the mineral. Often, a deficiency of the mineral causes these symptoms. If there is not enough magnesium in the cells, the muscles are unable to relax, resulting in the typical symptoms, which can also lead to cramps. Magnesium helps the muscles relax.

Magnesium deficiency & muscle complaints

Muscle complaints can have a number of causes. Magnesium deficiency plays a role here, alongside stress, injuries, poor posture or inflammation. The muscles need magnesium in order to be able to regenerate properly. The transmission of stimuli between the nerves and the muscles only works properly if there is enough magnesium in the body.

Muscle complaints caused by magnesium deficiency can be alleviated by taking a high-quality preparation – for example, one containing magnesium citrate. The World Health Organisation (WHO) specifies a daily dose of at least 300 mg magnesium to treat magnesium deficiency.


Magnesium deficiency can result in various problems and should be avoided. You do not have to worry about overdosing, as a healthy body simply excretes any excess magnesium via the kidneys.

Find out here which dose of magnesium is right for you.