Supplements and your overall health

Did you know supplements may assist in the healing process, recovery from injury, and also with your overall health?

East Gippsland Osteopathic Clinic has a range of supplements and products available to aid in health promotion and injury treatment & prevention. We stock a variety of practitioner only brands that aren’t available to you from any chemist or health food stores.

Your Osteopath will discuss with you appropriate supplement protocols based on an individual examination and diagnosis of your complaint. At times it is necessary to promote the healing process and speed up recovery time. Supplements can improve your prognosis by decreasing pain and inflammation, and providing a surplus of minerals and vitamins to rebuild tissues.

A supplement frequently suggested for our clients in aid of musculoskeletal injury and pain is Magnesium. This mineral has a multitude of purposes and is crucial in over 300 processes that occur in the human body. Magnesium is not only required to produce energy for the body and organs to function, but it can also benefit by:

  • reducing muscle spasm and pain
  • improves nerve function
  • the production and maintenance of healthy bones
  • healthy heart function

It is somewhat of a multivitamin all on its own!

Magnesium may also help with conditions such as:

  • insomnia and sleep disturbances
  • stress and anxiety
  • headaches and migraines especially tension types
  • period pain and menstrual symptoms such as bloating and mood swings

If you are thinking about taking Magnesium, it is important to get the right information. A lot of the time, other factors such as your diet or gastrointestinal health can play a role in the type of supplement suggested for you. It is key to find a supplement that doesn’t contain Magnesium Oxide, as this form of magnesium isn’t absorbed through the walls of our intestines and will be of minimal benefit to you. Dosages can vary depending on your age, gender, height and size.

Speak to one of our Osteopaths about our Practitioner-only range to make sure that you get a product that works best for you.



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