help create energy in the growth and healing of tissue. Minerals specifically help form bones and the blood, keep the nervous system functioning, and regulate the tone of the muscles. Minerals are needed to get oxygen into the muscles to reduce pain and fatigue.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in the body, especially in the bones and teeth, and the soft tissues. Calcium is used for muscle contraction and growth, to regulate the nervous system and heart action, to properly clot the blood, to break down fats, and to stabilize protein. Calcium is needed in large quantities to aid our system in prompting healing. Calcium can be found in kelp, almonds, egg yolks, dark leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach, cabbage, and in most dairy products. Calcium supplementation should include a very absorbable form of calcium such as Cal-Mag.
For fibromyalgia, Magnesium is the most common mineral used to reduce stress in the muscles. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, and the second most abundant in the muscle tissue. It helps to relax muscles, expand airways, regulate heart rhythm, and is beneficial in nerve
formation. Our bodies' energy production system is dependent on magnesium, and even a slight magnesium deficiency can slow down the production of energy. Deficiencies of magnesium can cause swelling of the cell membranes, hardening of the soft tissues, sleep disturbances, and irritability. Magnesium is found in whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables, kelp, and many kinds of nuts and legumes. Magnesium in supplementation should be combined with 2 parts Calcium to 1 part Magnesium.
Zinc is an essential nutrient for life. It plays an important role in growth and development, neurology and reproduction, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. Enzymes depend on zinc for vital chemical reactions while proteins and cell membranes rely on it for their structure. Adequate intakes of zinc are crucial to maintaining the integrity of the immune system and preventing susceptibility to a variety of infections. With fibromyalgia, the immune system is suspended in a state of havoc and leaves the patient susceptible to various infections. Keep these illnesses at bay with zinc.