“Oh, My Aching Back!”

Several factors contribute to backaches, such as stress, strain and injury. Stress, whether emotional or physical, creates nutritional demands upon the body.  In most instances, dietary intake of essential nutrients may already be less than optimal, and the result of nutritional imbalance can be muscle fatigue or cramping.

Strictly from a nutritional standpoint, this would be a matter of inadequate amounts of minerals and B-complex vitamins, all of which are essential because of their roles in electrical message conduction.

Nutrients that can help the back muscles return to balance and harmony are:

B-complex Vitamins

Essential for proper nerve function and communication, B-complex vitamins participate in the communication necessary for the muscles to relax, as well as to contract.

Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium

These are minerals that are necessary for the communication flow between the nerve endings and the receptor sites on the cells. The electrical  flow of this communication allows the cells to get the message of how to perform, facilitating all of the cells working in harmony. In the case of the back muscles, to contract or relax the muscles.

Proteolytic Enzymes

Proteolytic enzymes are also recommended for their support of natural inflammatory processes throughout the body.

Of course, movement, exercise, and yoga and massage are always beneficial to anyone suffering from backaches.

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