Nutrients That Support Relaxation
Nutrients That Support Relaxation
Each day, stress follows us around. We may not even realize it but when we’re stressed, our muscles get tight. These unnecessary contractions of the muscle when we are in tense or stressful situations prevent us from simple processes such as breathing normally; not to mention, this promotes harmful free radical presence. Aside from consistent chiropractic treatments, you can support heathy length-tension relationships in the muscle tissue with the right nutrients.
We recommend a unique blend of herbs and minerals that have been shown to promote both neuromuscular relaxation and cardiovascular health. Some of the benefits may include:
• May promote relaxation
• Ideal for loosening tight muscles and promoting healthy sleep
• Contains anti-oxidants essential for ridding the body of free radical damage
Key Ingredients in the blend we recommend:
Calcium (as calcium lactate)
• Important mineral found in dark leafy green vegetables and dairy product.
Magnesium (as magnesium citrate)
• Essential mineral and electrolyte commonly found in dark leafy greens, whole grains, and seeds.
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
• With over 500 types of passionflower all over the world, this flower is popular in alternative medicine for its calming effects.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) Root Extract
• Offering a sweet scent, this flower is often recommended for sleep disorders.
Hops (Humulus lupulus) Cone
• As the name suggests, these come from the hop plant – same ingredient used to make beer – and like valerian root, it is often used in relaxation supplements.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
• Belonging to the mint family, this leaf-based herb tastes great and is often used in alternative medicine.
Healthy Muscle Contractions
Minerals and electrolytes are essential for the simple ability of contracting and moving your muscles around. These minerals support the electrical pathway for communication that makes muscle contraction possible. Calcium and magnesium in particular are very important for ensuring proper muscle health.
The combination of ingredients all help to promote relaxation in the body. From the relaxation of muscle to calming mental effects, supplementing with these nutrients may help you feel more at ease. Passionflower and valerian root in particular have long been used as powerful tools for relaxation. Studies show that these two herbal ingredients are often used as an effective remedy to relax before sleep.
Aside from supporting healthy relaxation habits in the body, these nutrients may also be able to enhance your overall mood. For example, lemon balm has been shown in studies to effectively boost mood and concentration.
What to Look for When Buying these Ingredients
When you’d rather shop for the individual ingredients, be sure that you are buying a high-quality form that is bioavailable, meaning easy to digest and assimilate.
These brands should be GMP Certified as these companies test for purity and content within the product, ensuring that you get what you pay for. Look for the GMP-certified logo on the product label.
How Supplementation Can Help Your Treatment
Massage therapy and chiropractic treatment can help to release tension in your muscles while properly aligning your body. Outside of the chiropractor’s office, you can take charge of your self-care by providing your body with the nutrients needed for proper relaxation.
Are you wondering if this blend of nutrients is right for you? This unique blend is found in Myocalm Plus. Call us today at 773.878.7330 to find out if Myocalm Plus is right for you. In office and TeleHealth appointments are available.
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