18 Mar Are You Magnesium Deficient. Discover The Benefits Of Magnesium
Magnesium is used for regulating over 300 enzymes and reactions in our body. Unfortunately the magnesium present in our foods today is different to that of the past. Our soils have changed and so too has the mineral content of our foods. Making magnesium the second most deficient mineral today, with the first being vitamin D. We don’t hear too much about it, but we need to. Just like vitamin D, magnesium plays a complex role in our body. Most of us have high calcium levels in our body in relation to magnesium. We want to aim to have a 1:1 ratio between the two and due to fortified foods and changing nutrient content of diet we have got this balance all wrong. We are actually consuming too much calcium in relation to magnesium. As just as we need calcium in our diet, we need to make sure we are getting magnesium also.
A lot of magnesium out there is hard to absorb when taken orally, especially if you have any form of digestive problem or leaky gut. This is why your skin can play a valuable delivery method of magnesium because it is the largest organ on your body and it has the ability to absorb and filter toxins while delivering nutrients to the body.
When you have a damaged gut this can make absorbing magnesium and other mineral difficult. Also magnesium you take orally has to go via the liver in order to be delivered to the rest of the body. This is why you want to use a combination of transdermal and oral magnesium to increase magnesium in the body. The other reason why transdermal magnesium is great is because when you take magnesium orally your absorption threshold may be met a lot quicker and can cause diarrhea. Whereas when take magnesium transdermal you are able to absorb more and your body will soak up what it needs.
The Benefits of Magnesium include:
- Contraction and Relaxation of Muscles
- Production and Transport of Energy
- Production of Protein
- Healthy Cell Function
- Possible Reduction of Inflammation
- Improve muscle oxygenation & aerobic performance, helps with performance and recovery.
- Helps relieves bloating, insomnia, leg swelling, weight gain, and breast tenderness.
- Prevent cardiovascular disease
- Prevent aging – We all age however accelerated aging has been noted to be a feature of magnesium deficiency.
- Improve Migraine – Those with migraines have lower levels of magnesium compared to those without headaches or migraines.
- High Blood Pressure
The Effects of Magnesium Deficiency Include:
- Insulin Resistance
- Muscle Twitching
- Poor Memory
- Reduced Ability to Learn
- Muscle Weakness
- Busy mind
Magnesium Rich Foods
With everything I talk about it has to start with real food and making sure your digestive health is great so you can absorb nutrients from those foods. The best form of magnesium you can take is from real foods, particularly dark green leafy vegetables full of chlorophyll and cacao! Yip good quality chocolate!
- Seaweed, nori, kelp, dulse
- Pumpkin seeds
- Bone Broth
- Cashew nuts
- Himalayin Rock Salt
- Greens – Spirulina, wheatgrass, chlorella
Inside the online gym I go into a full detail about how to restore magnesium levels, which supplements to take, how much to take, where to get them from and lifestyle factors for you to consider when it comes to magnesium.
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