Benefits of Magnesium & How to Make Sure You Aren’t Deficient
The more I learn about minerals the more amazed I am. I knew they were important to our health and wellbeing but they are more than important; they are critical. We always talk about vitamins and vitamin deficiencies but people rarely talk about the importance of minerals and the real dangers of mineral deficiencies. But did you know that 94% of Americans may have mineral deficiencies, with 80% being deficient in Magnesium (Mg). That’s a very high and scary percentage.
The Magnesium Cream is a multi-purpose cream. Not only does it help us get magnesium in our system, it helps with dry skin and so much more. You can get more information on all the benefits of this awesome cream on my website.
The Magnesium Flakes are great for baths, foot soaks, compresses, even in your water or as a mouthwash.
Magnesium plays a number of important roles in the body. It is a vital mineral used in over 350 biochemical processes and involved in thousands of others.
For example, magnesium is required for cellular energy or energy production. It also plays an important role in muscle and nerve function.
According to GreenMedInfo.com’s database project1, there are over 100 health benefits of magnesium, including therapeutic benefits for:
- Atrial fibrillation
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
Magnesium also plays a role in detoxification processes in the body. That is why it’s important in helping prevent damage caused by environmental chemicals, heavy metals and other toxins. Even glutathione, a very powerful antioxidant in the body, needs magnesium for its synthesis.
According to WebMD, Mg deficiency usually occurs when people have liver disorders, heart failure, vomiting or diarrhea, kidney dysfunction, and other conditions2.
Early signs of magnesium deficiency: What to Look For3
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fatigue and weakness
An ongoing Mg deficiency can lead to more serious symptoms, including:
- Numbness and tingling
- Muscle contractions and cramps
- Personality changes
- Abnormal heart rhythms
Ways to optimize your magnesium levels
- Eat green leafy vegetables – Spinach and Swiss chard are excellent sources of magnesium. So are almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. Avocados, chlorophyll, seaweed, raw cacao, coriander leaf are also good sources
- Supplement with a high-grade Mg supplement like Trace Minerals Magnesium Tablets or Liquid Ionic Magnesium
- Use a cream like the Elektra Magnesium Cream
- Add Magnesium Flakes to your bath
- Avoid doing things that waste Magnesium like4:
- Stop eating gluten and refined sugar
- Keep your stress levels down
- Avoid regular and decaf coffee or black tea
With the many ways you can get that so-important magnesium in your system, I hope you find a solution or two that suits your needs. I personally like a mix of it all. I like to eat healthy and eat sources high in magnesium, rub that rich magnesium cream all over my body and take a relaxing bath with the magnesium flakes at the end of a long day.
1 – http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/magnesiums-importance-far-greater-previously-imagined
2 – http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-998-MAGNESIUM.aspx?activeIngredientId=998&activeIngredientName=MAGNESIUM
3 – http://m.theepochtimes.com/n3/1063156-benefits-of-magnesium-is-far-greater-than-previously-imagined/3/
4 – http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5534/6-Powerful-Ways-to-Boost-Your-Magnesium-Levels.html