Linpharma eNewsletter November
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     We changed the name of our newsletter to Natural Brain Health Report. By expanding our focus beyond just pain and headaches, we hope to give you even more ways to take control of your life - and your health.

     This month, we look at what magnesium (and lack of it) means for your body and your brain. Plus, could neck pain be triggering your head pain?

     As always, we enjoy hearing from you. Just click at the bottom to share your thoughts with us.


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Magnesium and Your Brain

 Monthly Tip:
What to Do When Neck Pain Causes Head Pain

Guide to Symptoms:
Do You Have a Magnesium Deficiency?
Healthy BrainHealthy Body, Healthy Brain: Magnesium's Role


When it comes to good health, magnesium is getting a lot of attention. Some sources - including medical journals - associate it with everything from lowering blood pressure to preventing age-related memory loss and neurological discomfort. Magnesium imbalance is even being linked to autism which is thought to originate from a disturbance of the cellular structure of the brain during pregnancy.

Magnesium's role in supporting brain cell structure puts it at the top of our own brain health "radar." Let's take a quick look at how magnesium works.

The "Anti-stress" Mineral

In the most basic sense, magnesium stabilizes the nervous system. It does this by counteracting vascular cramping that can keep brain cells from getting the energy they need. Magnesium also helps block messenger substances that can otherwise trigger inflammation and pain. This produces a relaxing effect that has earned magnesium its reputation as the "anti-stress mineral." In the body, this same stabilizing, anti-inflammatory effect is thought to help prevent abnormal heart rhythms and improve long-term blood-sugar control in people with diabetes.

Do You Have a Deficiency?

A few years ago, the Community Nutrition Mapping Project reported that 57% of the US population did not get the US recommended daily amount of magnesium. Even if you eat a diet rich in foods containing magnesium, you may burn reserves faster than you replenish them. This is particularly true if you exercise strenuously or experience stress. (Check our guide for symptoms of magnesium deficiency).

What to Do

If you and your doctor think you might have a magnesium deficiency, there are two things to keep in mind. First, you'll want to consider a supplement that delivers not just the government RDA, but the clinical strength magnesium shown necessary for erasing a deficiency. Second, if your symptoms include neurological discomfort, you may find it effective to combine magnesium with other natural brain-support supplements, especially riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and CoQ10. Again, work with you doctor to find what works best for you.


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Monthly TipMonthly Tip:
Ease Neck Pain to Ease Head Pain

Can neck pain cause brain pain? Sometimes! Researchers at the University of California recommend trying this: Press on the middle of the groove between your pinky finger and ring finger. This pressure point helps to relax neck muscles and can help relieve neck pain and any head pain it's causing.

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Guide to Symptoms

Do you have a magnesium deficiency? Take a look at our guide, Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency.


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What People are Saying

"Limiting the use and need for acute medication is a goal ... partly due to the dangers of developing medication-overuse (rebound or drug-induced)..."

S.D.Silberstein, MD, FACP
Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the
American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society
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Butterbur cited by American Association of Neurologists guidelines as the #1 OTC option for maintaining neurological health.

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