Advertisements

What’s So Special about Magnesium?

What’s So Special about Magnesium?

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT MAGNESIUM?

Magnesium is WAY MORE important than most people realize.

  • As many as 80% of children and adults are eating less than the recommended amount.

Why You Need Magnesium

  • It is a mineral that is responsible for numerous bodily processes.
  • This mineral is the fourth most abundant mineral in our bodies.
  • Magnesium is essential for carrying out over 300 reactions within the body.

Is a building block for RNA and DNA synthesis.

  • RNA and DNA are the building blocks of life.
  • RNA and DNA are important for healthy genes.
  • Not enough Magnesium in your diet can lead to increased risk of genetic damage (mutations).
    • in the adult as well as in the unborn.
    • This can lead to increased risk of cancer and other diseases, as well as increased risk of birth defects.

Is necessary for proper transportation of certain nutrients in the body.

  • This mineral is needed for transport of calcium, silica, vitamin D, vitamin K, and magnesium.
  • So, even if your diet is sufficient in these other nutrients, they won’t get to their destination without magnesium.
  • This means the bus that takes your kids to school will breakdown on the way if there is not enough magnesium to help run the bus.

Muscle Contraction

  • Magnesium is important to proper muscle and nerve function.
  • Therefore, insufficient magnesium can lead to muscle weakness, fatigue and cramping of the legs

Prevention of Excess Blood Clots

  • Magnesium is important to maintain calcium balance in the blood.
  • Too little Magnesium can lead to excess calcium in the blood. This could lead to life-threatening blood clots in the lungs.

Strong Bones

  • Magnesium is just as important as calcium for strong bones.
  • When too little magnesium is in the diet, the body will leach out magnesium from the bones in an attempt to function.
  • Insufficient magnesium can lead to weak bones.

Creating Energy in the Body

  • Healthy muscles and strong bones lead to lots of energy!

Acts as a Precursor to Serotonin

  • Serotonin is a neurotransmitter important for many things including mood regulation.

Prevention of Depression

  • Proper neurotransmitter function helps prevent depression in susceptible people.
  • Necessary to help ensure neurotransmitters are working correctly.

Important for Digestion of Food

  • Magnesium is important for the digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in the diet.

Detoxification

  • Magnesium is important in helping the body to rid itself of toxic substances taken into the body.

10 Early Deficiency Symptoms:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and/or Vomiting
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Numbness and/or Tingling
  • Muscle contractions and cramps
  • Personality changes
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • High blood pressure
  • Blood clots
  • Headaches

Many more conditions are being treated with magnesium therapy.  Here are couple well-written and researched article by trusted sources:

WebMD.com

National Institutes of Health

I just ordered the below package of dark chocolate almonds tonight from Amazon.com because I love almonds and dark chocolate. Plus, each serving of these almonds has a whopping 66 mg of magnesium! That is 15% of the US Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for an adult.  And it is a really good deal!
These are a new product, and are most likely going to be in the grocery stores soon. They may already be there, in fact.
(This is an affiliate link).

Click here for my Autumn Harvest Printable Bookmarks.

Advertisements


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.