Magnesium is good for treating a range of conditions and keeping your body functioning well. It can help you avoid developing severe disorders and keep your blood healthy. When you have optimal levels of magnesium, your body will feel better and prevent the inflammation markers that can inhibit the function of a range of systems.
Inflammation can cause conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. When your body battles inflammation, you may experience pain, swelling and heat. Whether you have acute or chronic inflammation, you may experience things such as joint pain and stiffness. Adding more magnesium to your diet can help balance out these conditions.
When you have a severe magnesium deficiency, it’s often tied to other conditions, such as a serious form of Crohn’s disease or kidney disease. Older adults are more likely to experience low levels of magnesium. You can also experience magnesium deficiency if you abuse alcohol or are taking certain drugs to treat cancer.
What Is Magnesium?
Magnesium is a critical mineral that helps create protein and promotes proper nerve function. Magnesium creates energy from the building blocks of most foods, including fats and carbohydrates. If your magnesium levels drop, you may find your energy levels falling as well.
The list of magnesium-rich foods is wide and varied. You can up your magnesium levels by eating boiled spinach, roasted almonds, pumpkin seeds or cashews. Even better news? You can also get magnesium from dark chocolate.
Many people don’t absorb magnesium from food sources as well as from an IV drip. With an IV, the magnesium goes right into your bloodstream and can circulate through the body more quickly. Your body will absorb more of the mineral and continue with essential body functions.
Benefits of Magnesium
Magnesium’s benefits include a range of treatments for chronic conditions and lowering your risks of developing other ones, such as osteoporosis. Magnesium is often used to treat:
- High blood pressure
- Asthma attacks
One of the most common treatments for preeclampsia during pregnancy is a magnesium IV. The condition can be diagnosed from high levels of protein in the urine. It occurs around 20 weeks or more into the pregnancy. Swollen hands and feet and high blood pressure are signs of preeclampsia, which can also lead to seizures. Physicians sometimes use magnesium to prolong pregnancies. This gives the fetus a few more days to develop or allows more time to deliver needed drugs before a delivery.
You can treat convulsions with magnesium as well as reduce stomach acid. If you have heartburn, magnesium is a natural cure, and it can be even more effective than an antacid.
Get a Magnesium IV Drip Now!
Increase your energy and treat magnesium deficiencies by getting an IV drip. Mobile IV Medics can travel to your house within an hour for most locations. Our treatments help people feel better quickly when battling common ailments or mineral deficiencies. Get in touch today to book your IV drip appointment with our Registered Nurses! We have a wide range of IV packages available to suit your needs.
About the author
Brad Wenderoth, Pharm.D.
Brad Wenderoth, Pharm.D. is a licensed pharmacist and co-owner of Mobile IV Medics. With over 16 years of healthcare experience, Brad is bringing his expertise and passion for patient care to the Mobile IV Medics patient population. Prior to Mobile IV Medics, Brad worked in varying areas including both direct patient care and hospital leadership at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, nationwide health system pharmacy consulting for Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), and professor of pharmacy at the USC School of Pharmacy. He holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Arizona, a pharmacy practice residency from USC, and a lean six sigma green belt from Johns Hopkins.