Three natural solutions for a sore neck
Pain in the neck is a pain in the neck! In addition to manual hands-on therapies like chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage, or cold laser, there are some natural supplements which may also help with the cause of your neck pain.
Tight neck muscles? Try taking magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral which helps relax muscles which may be in spasm. Here at Brix we suggest magnesium bisglycinate- a form that will be absorbed better than other forms of magnesium.
Pass the omegas! Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids, meaning we can't make them ourselves and we must rely on food or supplements to get enough. Because the omega-3s EPA and DHA are anti-inflammatory, supplementing with more than your typical 3 servings of fish per week can support healthy levels of inflammation. Inflammation can cause pain, but it can also be silent, so a therapeutic dosage is important. One teaspoon of a concentrated fish oil can provide a this, but always look for one that tests for heavy metals and other toxins, so you don't add insult to injury.
History of an injury? Systemic enzymes, unlike digestive enzymes, are taken on an empty stomach can help break up inflammation and stiffness in joints. There are many to choose from on the market, but blends are usually more helpful. Look for ingredients like bromelain, serrapeptase, and papain.
This information is not a substitute for medical advice! Please seek the care of your health care practitioner before making medical decisions, taking supplements, or if you have questions about your health.