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Discover the Life-Changing Benefits of Magnesium: The Miracle Mineral Your Body Needs

This essential mineral has long been recognized as a critical nutrient for our bodies, playing a crucial role in everything from bone health to energy production. Our bodies need large quantities of this mineral and many of us do not get enough from food sources. But did you know that this unassuming mineral can also work miracles on your health and well-being? Research has shown that it can help with a wide range of health conditions, including anxiety, depression, migraines, and even high blood pressure. So, whether you’re looking to improve your athletic performance, reduce stress, or simply feel better overall, magnesium may just be the miracle mineral you’ve been searching for.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the many health benefits of magnesium and why it’s so important to make sure you’re getting enough of this vital mineral. We’ll also look at how you can incorporate more into your diet, whether through food or supplements.

The Importance of This Mineral in the Body

This is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in our body’s health. It is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including energy production, protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, and DNA synthesis.

Magnesium is also essential for maintaining bone health, as it helps to regulate calcium levels in the body. It is involved in the relaxation of blood vessels, which can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. Magnesium also plays a role in regulating blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity, which can help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.

In addition, magnesium is involved in many cognitive functions, including memory and learning, and it can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the body, and it can help improve sleep quality and reduce muscle soreness and cramping.

Years ago, this mineral was abundant in the soil that our food is grown in. Farmers regularly did crop rotations to keep the soil naturally balanced with minerals. However, with the over use of fertilizers, and factory farms, the soil has become so depleted of this vital mineral. There are only trace amounts left in the soil for the roots of the plants to absorb. This results in less magnesium in our food.

And on a Side Note…

Recently, I was at my favourite Vitamin store. The Manager told me that a customer was recently at the hospital and asked what supplements they were on. One of them was magnesium, to which she was told that she needed to stop taking it . She was not given a reason as to why. My assumption is that magnesium is a natural calcium channel blocker which may help reduce high blood pressure.

If she was on blood pressure meds, they would not want her to come off of them by using magnesium. Suffice to say, they may well have been worried that her blood pressure might become TOO low. This is also not a good thing. My issue is that our medical system should be aware of what can naturally help the body. They should advise their patients as well. But we all know, there is no money in healthy people.

“No disease was ever caused by a lack of any drug.”

When you are told to stop or change something that has not caused you harm, you need to ASK WHY. A cardiac surgeon once confirmed to me that this mineral was ESSENTIAL. Everyone should be making sure that they get enough either through diet if possible, or supplementation. This is a man that KNOWS everything about the heart.

Top Signs of Deficiency

High concentrations of magnesium are found in our bones, heart, muscles and throughout our nervous system. In fact, it is found in EVERY cell of our body! Heart rhythms remain steady, muscle cramps are avoided, glucose is metabolized and energy is produced in our cells. 65% of the magnesium in our bodies, is found in our bones, up to 40% in our soft tissues and there is even 1% found in our blood. However, a blood test is not a very accurate way of determining the amount of blood in our system, as it is used every where else first before being deposited into our blood stream.

Do You Suffer with Muscle Twitches and Cramps?

These are quite common at night while you sleep. Twist the wrong way or stretch, and your calves will stiffen up in a painful lock that could last for a few minutes. Stretching is a good remedy, if possible. I did read several years ago, that rubbing the cramped muscle with a metal spoon will alleviate the pain. Before I discovered supplementing with magnesium, I always kept a spoon in my night stand-Just in Case!!

Has Depression, Mental Health or Anxiety Been an Issue Lately?

It is said that you can live a few months without food, a week without water, but only 90 seconds without oxygen! When you pair that with the essential mineral magnesium, your body is happier than a ….. well you know the rest!!

Low magnesium levels can lead to low serotonin levels (the feel good hormone) which may contribute to developing depression. Those with diabetes are especially vulnerable to depression if their magnesium levels are low.

Magnesium can help calm the nervous system and reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. Magnesium L-threonate is great for brain health. This is the ONLY form of magnesium that is clinically proven to cross the blood/brain barrier. Those that suffer migraine headaches have a deficiency of this mineral in their brains.

Possible Help for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Magnesium L-threonate has been found to help repair damaged synapses.

A synapse is a small gap at the end of a neuron that allows a signal to pass from one neuron to the next. Similar to electrical sparks. Neurons are cells that transmit information between your brain and other parts of the central nervous system. A synapse is found where neurons meet. If these synapses are damaged , information cannot be transmitted resulting in memory and other nerve functions are interrupted. This is one of the mechanisms that causes memory loss in Alzheimer’s and other types of brain diseases.

An MIT study observed that short term memory loss was greatly improved along with long term memory with the use of this mineral. Learning, cognitive performance, and memory can be improved by this rebuilding of damaged synapses. No other form of magnesium was able to duplicate these results.

Diagnosed with Osteoporosis?

Without magnesium, calcium intake can actually be harmful to your health. Magnesium is necessary to keep calcium dissolved in your blood. Without a 1:1 balance of magnesium to calcium, calcium can end up accumulating in your kidneys, resulting in kidney stones; in your arteries, resulting in a clog; or in your joint cartilage which can lead to chronic pain.

Magnesium is ESSENTIAL for Overall Health

By now, I hope that you understand how extremely important this mineral for the proper functioning of the body. Magnesium is the second (together with potassium) most vital mineral in the body, activating over 300 enzymes that are responsible for controlling everything from mental issues, memory loss, chronic pain and fatigue, diabetes, asthma, blood clots, hormonal imbalances in both men and women, tooth decay, heart disease, insomnia and so much more.

Magnesium deficiency strongly affects the production of ATP energy (adenosine triphosphate). ATP obtains energy in the body from the breakdown of food and releases it to fuel other cellular processes in the body. When energy is needed by the cells, it is converted from storage molecules into ATP. ATP then delivers the energy to places within the cell where energy-consuming activities are taking place.

Magnesium can also help protect against pancreatic cancer. Magnesium deficiency worsens chronic inflammation and may play a significant role in it’s development. Middle-aged men with higher serum magnesium levels had a 50% lower risk of dying of cancer than those with low serum magnesium levels.

Magnesium is Hiding in Plain Sight!

With the lifestyles that we all live in today, it is no wonder that stress is rampant. However, keep in mind that severe stress increases the loss of magnesium, not to mention it weakens the immune system. Mild magnesium deficiency often has no specific symptoms. According to Dr. Thomas Levy, MD, 80-90% of people are deficient. Over-dosing on magnesium is not common as the kidneys excrete excess magnesium. 310-420mg is an average requirement with more as needed depending on your current health condition.

FoodServing sizeMagnesium content (mg)
Pumpkin seeds30g156
Chia seeds30g111
Spinach, boiled½ cup78
Peanuts¼ cup63
Soy milk1 cup61
Rolled oats, cooked in unsalted water100g29
Whole wheat bread, 2 slices2 slices46
Avocado, cubed1 cup44
Brown rice, cooked½ cup42
Milk1 cup24
Magnesium content of certain foods. This is only a very small example.

Of course, you can supplement with an good quality supplement. Avoid magnesium oxide as it is poorly absorbed by the body. A good overall form of magnesium is bisglycinate which does not cause loose bowel movements. Of course, if you do suffer from constipation then magnesium citrate is an excellent choice and by the way, ALL magnesium is Ionic. Don’t pay more for any magnesium that states that it is Ionic.

In Conclusion…

I hope that I have helped you understand a bit more about the importance of magnesium. If you are suffering from migraines, muscle cramps, depression, anxiety, etc., before you are talked into a pharmaceutical drug, do your research and give it a try. There is a time and place for pharmaceuticals but for everyday issues, diet, exercise and supplements will more than help AND without those nasty side effects, that of course, there are MORE drugs to deal with those.

Remember, NO disease was EVER caused by a LACK of any DRUG!!

Christine-The Vitamin Queen

Senior Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations, Natural Health Consultant, Author, Independent Natural Health Researcher. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to learn about how our bodies work to keep us healthy and how we can help it!

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