WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT MAGNESIUM?


Magnesium (Mg)  is WAY MORE important than most people realize.

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

Why You Need Mg

  • 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.
  • Magnesium deficiency can lead to potassium deficiency, an important mineral for healthy heart and fluid balance.

Is a building block for RNA and DNA synthesis.

  • RNA and DNA are the building blocks of life, and 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 mg.
  • 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

  • This mineral 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 is in the diet, the body will leach out magnesium from the bones in an attempt to function.
  • Insufficient magnesium leads 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

  • Important mineral 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.

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