Preventing tension

Preventing tension

How magnesium and B vitamins prevent tension.

Overexertion or off-centre posture causes continuous strain on the muscles, which is expressed as tension, restricted movement and pain. You automatically adopt a relieving posture to prevent muscle pain, further worsening the tension in some muscles and in turn contributing to further tension and pain. Muscles that are tense for extended periods of time as a result of stress or incorrect positioning lose their usual elasticity and harden, ultimately causing muscle pain. Tension can fundamentally occur in almost all muscle groups, but it mainly occurs in the neck and shoulder region.

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All this stress plays havoc with your nerves. You feel exhausted and you cannot switch off properly any longer. This inner tension also affects your muscles because muscle contractions are controlled by nerve impulses. If you are looking angry or serious, for example, you tense far more facial muscles than if you are laughing and in a good mood. In other words, when nerves are under stress and tensed, this may have a direct effect on the muscles.




How does tension develop?

Off-centre and rigid postures lead to poor circulation (shoulder, neck, back) and therefore to the muscles being undersupplied with oxygen. This increases the basic tension in the muscle and leads to more or less painful muscle tension.

Tension often occurs as a result of monotonous movements, such as spending long periods of time in a sitting position as it is often the case in the workplace (particularly if the posture is incorrect), at the computer or at a games console. Reading or household activities, a sleeping position which is not ideal or incorrect movements during sports can also lead to tension.

Tension prevention

If you want to prevent tension, you should ensure that you include more physical activity into your everyday life. Targeted strengthening of the shoulder, neck and back muscles to prevent incorrect posture and tension can also be sensible. But you should be instructed by specialists such as physiotherapists or osteopaths how to do this correctly. You should also always be aware of your posture in everyday life and - where possible - decrease stress or stress factors because stress also increases the likelihood of muscle problems developing.

Nutrition can also affect our muscle function. A sufficient supply of magnesium is particularly important here as magnesium controls a healthy muscle function and has a relaxing effect on the muscles. The German Nutrition Society recommends 300 to 400 mg magnesium per day. In the US the recommendation is slightly higher:  the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for magnesium for adults is 310–420 mg depending on age and gender.

Our recommendation:

With Magnesium-Diasporal® DEPOT muscles + nerves, you do not only get the recommended quantity of magnesium (300 mg), but you also get vitamin B1, B2, B6 and B12‚ which carry out important functions in the energy-yielding metabolism. Except for B12, the body cannot store the B vitamins and relies on them being supplied with food. They are important, for example, for the carbohydrate metabolism of the nerves, brain and muscles and are an important component of messenger substances, which are responsible for the transmission of stimuli between nerve cells. Counteract the tension with relaxation  through less stress and more exercise instead and support healthy muscle and nerve function with Magnesium-Diasporal® DEPOT.

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Magnesium contributes to normal muscle function. The vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B6, B12) contributes to a normal functioning of the nervous system and energy-yielding metabolism.