It is an antidote to stress, and this includes ALL levels of stress …physical, mental, emotional and and it can help improve your quality of life
Many doctors aren’t clued in to the benefits of magnesium, but we use it all the time in functional medicine and nutrition,
But we never stop to think about why or how important it is to our general health and wellbeing or why it helps our bodies function better.
Think of magnesium as the magic mineral. Anything that is tight, irritable, crampy, and stiff — whether it is a body part or an even a mood — is a sign of magnesium deficiency.
This critical mineral is actually responsible for over 300 enzyme reactions and you really need it for many many cellular functions
The list of conditions that are found related to magnesium deficiency is so long. In fact, there are over 3,500 medical references on magnesium deficiency!
Even so, this mineral is mostly ignored because it is not a drug, even though it is MORE powerful than drugs in many cases. That’s why Its used for life-threatening and emergency situations like seizures and heart failure.
You may be magnesium deficient if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Muscle cramps or twitches
- Sensitivity to loud noises
- Anal spasms
- Chronic fatigue
- Kidney stones
- High blood pressure
- Menstrual cramps
- Irritable bladder
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Trouble swallowing
Magnesium deficiency has even has been linked to Inflammation in the body and higher CRP levels.
The reason we are so deficient is simple: Many of us eat a diet that contains practically no magnesium — a highly-processed, refined diet that is based mostly on white flour, meat, and dairy (all of which have no magnesium).
When was the last time you had a good dose of sea vegetables (seaweed), nuts, greens, and pumpkin seeds?
Much of modern life conspires to help us lose what little magnesium we do get in our diet. Magnesium levels are decreased by excess alcohol, salt, coffee, phosphoric acid in colas, profuse sweating, prolonged or intense stress, chronic diarrhea, excessive menstruation, diuretics (water pills), antibiotics and other drugs, and some intestinal parasites.
This is all further complicated by the fact that magnesium is often poorly absorbed and easily lost from our bodies. To properly absorb magnesium we need a lot of it in our diet, plus enough vitamin B6, vitamin D, and selenium to get the job done.
Stop Draining Your Body of Magnesium
Stop these things immediately!
- coffee, colas, salt, sugar, and alcohol
- Check with your doctor if your medication is causing magnesium loss (many high blood pressure drugs or diuretics cause loss of magnesium)
Eat Foods High in Magnesium
Include the following in your diet as often as you can:
Kelp, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, dulse, filberts, pecans, walnuts, collard greens, shrimp, avocado, parsley, dandelion greens, and garlic
Take Magnesium Supplements
The RDA (the minimum amount needed) for magnesium is about 300 mg a day. Most of us get far less than 200 mg.
Some may need much more depending on their condition.
Most people benefit from 400 to 1,000 mg a day.
The most absorbable forms are magnesium glycinate and taurate.
Avoid magnesium carbonate, sulfate, gluconate, and oxide. They are poorly absorbed (and the cheapest and most common forms found in supplements).
Side effects from too much magnesium include diarrhea, which can be avoided if you switch to magnesium glycinate.
Most minerals are best taken as a team with other minerals in a multi-mineral formula.
Taking a hot bath with Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) is a good way to absorb and get much needed magnesium.
People with kidney disease or severe heart disease should take magnesium only under a doctor’s supervision.
So if you’re coping with the symptoms here, relax! Magnesium is truly a miracle mineral. It is essential for lifelong high quality health!
Please let us all know how you feel about YOUR Magnesium levels.
contact me for a full magnesium supplementation assessment
here is a 10 Day Detox and FatBurning Plan which is very high in magnesium abundant foods!