Indications for use
Given that in the conditions of modern civilization, future mothers also live, one must understand that most of them already have a deficiency of magnesium during the conception period. In others, it can occur during pregnancy, because the baby takes the nutrients necessary for its development, from the mother's body, and therefore the need for them increases by a factor of 1.5-2.
And it is good, if the diet of the woman during this period consists of natural, ecologically pure products, rich in vitamins and trace elements. But such food becomes more and more difficult every year, giving way to products whose chemical composition is not only not useful, but even dangerous for a growing woman in the womb of a child. Natural products are replaced artificially recreated, it is clear that manufacturers are not bothered about their vitamin-mineral composition.
It is the lack of a full-fledged, balanced diet that becomes the most common cause of the magnesium deficiency that occurs, because of which the body of a pregnant woman becomes more vulnerable to stress. Realizing this, doctors advise to start taking "Magnelis B6" even when planning a pregnancy.
Many women, especially those who adhere to the principles of healthy eating, it may seem that in taking drugs magnesium and vitamin complexes they do not need, because everything that is necessary for them and their future child is provided by nature. In which they are right. Fruits, some vegetables and fresh herbs are a valuable and rather rich source of magnesium, potassium, iron, other minerals and vitamins. But why then do doctors prescribe magnesium preparations such as Magnelis B6, Magne B6, Magnevite V6, etc.?
The problem is that in our body, magnesium is assimilated by only 30%. And if in a typical situation a woman can quite suffice it for the normal functioning of her body, then during pregnancy, the need for magnesium increases by 1.5 times and it is almost impossible to cover them with such digestibility of the microelement. After all, a child needs magnesium no less than a mother, on this depends on its correct and full development.
Magnesium, actively involved in carbohydrate and energy metabolism, protein synthesis, the process of transfer of genetic information, the formation of blood cells, the placenta and all parts of the baby's body, the fetus receives from the mother's body. Giving the baby all the reserves of magnesium, trying with all the strength to preserve the life that has arisen in it, the female body suffers itself.
If before the conception the future mother suffered from a lack of magnesium, then her pregnancy can be problematic from the very beginning. Magnesium, along with pyridoxine, which is included in the preparation "Magnelis B6", stabilizes the passage of nerve impulses, positively affecting the work of the nervous system, and in pregnancy, protecting from as dangerous a condition as hypertension of the uterus. After all, it is the CNS that controls the process of muscle contraction and relaxation, including the muscles of the reproductive organs.
The positive effect of magnesium on the nervous system can be seen in the fact that a woman becomes more calm, balanced, not so violently reacts to various emotionally colored situations. Sometimes the cause of the inability to conceive a child is an unstable psycho-emotional background. And as soon as it gets better, a long-awaited event soon comes.
Tranquility and ability to master the situation is very important for a pregnant woman, because nature itself has invested in her brain anxiety for a future child. But the usual manifestation of the maternal instinct is also a risk factor for the loss of the child. The increased tone of the uterus, which can easily be provoked by any experience, becomes the most common cause of miscarriages in the early stages of pregnancy.
As you can see, doctors have a reason to insist on taking magnesium preparations at the stage of pregnancy planning. If we consider that the daily demand for this trace element in a future mother increases dramatically in the first days and months of pregnancy from 300 to 400-500 mg, then it is very difficult to cover it with the consumption of only food. Yes, only often, even the usual 300 mg with our food can not be overpowered. So it turns out. We want a baby, but we can not bear it.
If a woman at the planning stage of pregnancy has not taken care of the magnesium stores in the body, Mangelis B6 can be prescribed for prophylactic purposes during registration or in treatment with increased uterine tone during pregnancy. This is the way doctors try to keep the pregnancy in the early stages, calming the untimely birth activity.
How does the magnesium deficiency arise and how does it threaten?
On the one hand, doctors are reinsured, prescribing magnesium preparations, so important for the normal course of pregnancy. Although the need for such medications is not always there. And on the other hand, it is easier to prevent complications than to then try to stop the early generational process that began earlier. True, there is a third party, this is an instruction to the drug, which says that during pregnancy the drug can be used strictly according to the doctor's indications. It is this moment that embarrasses expectant mothers, provoking a fair question, and is it even possible to take "Magnelis B6" during pregnancy?
The legality of this issue is reinforced by the fact that the analogue of this drug (magnesia) in the form of injections, which is prescribed in case of a threat of pregnancy failure, can subsequently lead to severe childbirth. Well, let's try to figure out whether it is necessary to take magnesium preparations for future mothers and how does a woman risk refusing such therapy?
In our time, the pharmacological industry produces a large number of different vitamins and vitamin-mineral complexes with a rich composition that allows to cover the daily requirement of the body for nutrients. Against this background, calcium and magnesium preparations look very modest. Nevertheless, the great popularity of such medications suggests that it is the abovementioned trace elements that play a huge role in the vital activity of the human body.
Well, with calcium everything is clear, because in our childhood parents and a school nurse talked about how much this microelement is needed for our bones and teeth. But magnesium, what is its value? According to the advertisement of the drug "Magne B6" without it, it is simply inconceivable stable operation of the nervous system in conditions of stress and increased loads on the brain. But maybe it's just an advertising move to increase the sales of magnesium preparations?
Many people agree on this opinion, based on the fact that our ancestors used to do without such drugs, worked, created families, nurtured and gave birth to children, despite all the worries and feelings associated with collectivization, war, Stalinist repression, etc. . But we must understand that in those days there were other living conditions, and the food was completely natural and contained a whole set of necessary vitamins and trace elements.
And what do we have? All those benefits of civilization that do not contribute to health promotion: stress, nervous overwork at work, night shifts and lack of rest, sedentary lifestyle, refined and genetically modified foods, fast food and convenience foods. Our ancestors before the seventh sweat worked in the fields and factories, and we do not even need to get up from the couch to make the right purchase, despite the fact that inactivity is the direct path to a variety of diseases. They ate healthy healthy food, and in haste and pursuit of life's goods we confine ourselves to a snack of products, of questionable quality and composition, in which poisons and salts of heavy metals are more likely to be found than useful vitamins, magnesium, calcium, selenium and other substances necessary for man.
And what is the result of this way of life? I must say, joyful little. Still quite young young men and girls begin to complain of weakness, rapid fatigue, frequent headaches, characteristic of asthenic syndrome. A little later, there are failures in the work
- cardiovascular system: there is hypertension, arrhythmias, myocardial dystrophy (weakness of the heart muscle),
- the digestive system: first of all, the intestines suffer, the disturbances in the work of which cause pain and spasms in the lower abdomen, constipation, irregular stools and, as a consequence, intoxication of the body,
- reproductive system: menstrual irregularities, PMS, dysmenorrhea, pregnancy disruptions,
- neuropsychiatric disorders: problems with falling asleep, frequent awakenings, insomnia, memory impairment and intellectual impairment, limb sensitivity disorders, convulsions, muscle twitching, etc.
All of the above symptoms may indicate a lack of magnesium in the body, which is important for people of any gender, but in the life of a woman plays a major role. In addition to the fact that magnesium participates in a variety of physiological processes occurring in our body, including metabolism, and is necessary for the normal functioning of cellular structures, it regulates the transmission of nerve impulses and the contraction of muscle fibers.
A special sphere of magnesium activity is the woman's reproductive system. A sufficient amount of magnesium in the body prevents the appearance of painful spasms during menstruation, and during pregnancy it protects the woman from increasing the tone of the uterus (spasms and muscle contraction), dangerous for the fetus, and it is not surprising that Magnelis B6 and other magnesium drugs gynecologists so often appoint their wards.