Magnesium is a crucial mineral for helping you cope with modern living and maintain great health

This essential mineral is involved with virtually every metabolic process that occurs in your body.

Health Benefits of Magnesium

  • Your ability to produce energy
  • Cardiovascular health including blood pressure and risk of stroke, heart arrhythmias, and heart attack.
  • Your ability to keep your blood sugar stable
  • Hormonal stability
  • Sleep quality
  • Healthy bowel function
  • A healthy immune systemhelath benefits of magnesium
  • Maintaining a healthy musculoskeletal system
  • Supporting a Healthy mood and anxiety symptoms

Magnesium Helps Your Body Cope with Stress

Stress comes in many forms and affects your body in many ways.

Stress can come from emotional issues, financial problems, and work-related issues, and pressure. Caffeine, alcohol, and certain medications also deplete your body of magnesium by increasing the excretion through urine.

Other stresses which are not always thought of include environmental toxins, WIFI and screen exposure, processed food, poor sleep, and nutritional deficiencies.

All of the above stresses deplete your magnesium body, which is exactly the mineral you need to help cope with the stress.

Magnesium Deficiency

There are many signs and symptoms of magnesium deficiency, including

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Sleeping problems
  • Cramp
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Muscle twitches, including a flickering eyelid
  • Blood sugar instabilityfatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Poor circulation

Just to name a few!!

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, involved in supporting health in many subtle and not so subtle ways.

Best Magnesium Rich Foods

Foods High in magnesium include

  • Spinach
  • Dark chocolate
  • Avocado
  • Almonds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Black beans

Unfortunately, in New Zealand, our soils are depleted from many minerals, including magnesium, so farmers often use mineral blocks and other supplements to keep their stock healthy.magnesium foods

When you buy vegetables, they are likely to be depleted in key nutrients because their grown soil is depleted.

Consequently, the gap between what you need and what you are getting in food is becoming wider and wider, especially when you consider the extra stresses modern living brings.

Magnesium Supplements

The ability for a magnesium supplement to absorb is usually down to the form of magnesium and what chelating agent it has been bound to.

Poorer Absorbing Forms of Magnesium Include

Magnesium carbonate and magnesium oxide have poor absorption making them a poor choice if you want to improve cellular and organ levels of magnesium. Still, they can be used as a laxative or even as an antacid.

Best Absorbing Magnesium

Magnesium Citrate Malate and Magnesium bisglycinate are excellent forms of magnesium.

Magnesium oil or gels can also be useful as the skin will absorb a certain amount of magnesium transdermally. Applying the oil to areas where there is tension, muscle spasms, and tenderness can be really helpful. Usually, internal supplementation is also required.

Magnesium is a necessity for living in the 21st century and certainly helps build strength and resilience to the stress modern life brings to our lives.

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