What do you know about Magnesium? Probably not much…I didn’t either until my doctor mentioned that I was deficient and the research began.
Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in your body…who knew?! Almost 50% is found in your bones…1% in your blood…the rest throughout your soft tissues and organs. There are approximately 300 biochemical reactions that need Magnesium to function smoothly. Muscle and nerve function, keeps your heart rhythm at a steady pace, helps keeps bones strong and healthy along with giving your immune system a boost. Magnesium can also regulate your blood sugar, steady your blood pressure and gives you a boost of energy.
So…if Magnesium does all these great things…why don’t we know more about it? 🙁 I couldn’t find an answer..but I did find some great info…
Most of us get our Magnesium from grains…if you are gluten free…you will ned to supplement or eat other foods that are magnesium rich…and there are many.
Soda, Caffeine, Alcohol, Sugar and Fluoride prevent your body from successfully using the magnesium in your system.
Soda contains phosphates which bind to magnesium and prevent your body from being able to use it.
Refined Sugar in cake, candy and other “sweets” causing magnesium to be excreted by your kidneys. Refining sugar removes molasses from the sugar cane. Molasses is a source of magnesium..so refined sugar has zero value to your body besides empty calories.
Magnesium levels in your body are primarily regulated by your kidneys. Caffeine…which is also a diuretic…causes your kidneys to excrete extra magnesium.
Some early signs of Magnesium deficiency are headaches, fatigue, loss of appetite and restless sleep.
You can incorporate some ( click on this link for a printable list )magnesium rich foods into your diet…
Before taking a supplement…consult a healthcare professional 😉
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