Playing a crucial role in over 300 biochemical reactions, magnesium should be an abundant mineral within our bodies, but modern lifestyles, diet choices as well as the depleted soils we grow our foods in are decreasing the levels within our bodies, directly affecting many aspects of our health.
Magnesium plays a substantial role in some of the most important functions within our bodies, including regulation of muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure. It is also a crucial mineral in detoxification and is required to help regulate copper, potassium, zinc, vitamin D and calcium levels within your body.
Not only is it essential to your body during exercise, studies have shown that supplementing magnesium can boost exercise performance not only for athletes, but also the elderly and people with chronic disease.
While most people know the common symptoms associated with magnesium deficiency are things such as cramping and/or twitching, people seem to be less aware of the relationship between magnesium and insomnia, headaches, muscle fatigue and even sugar cravings.
Low Magnesium symptoms can include;
- High Blood Pressure
- Osteoporosis/Fragile Bones
- Low Mood, Stress, Irritability
- General Fatigue
- Digestive Issues
- Restless Legs
However, not all magnesiums supplements are beneficial, studies have shown that not only is oral magnesium a problem for many digestive systems, but certain types are not effectively absorbed, in fact, upto 96% can be wasted in stomach acid, leading to nothing but expensive pee!
Magnesium is most effective when applied transdermally (on the skin) with a good quality oil.
Transdermal application completely bypasses the digestive system & gets the magnesium directly to the cells where it is needed.
If you have a medical condition, please check with your doctor before using magnesium supplements.