Magnesium – We are so lacking in this important vitamin!
June 2, 2011 Written by Beautiphi - 0 Comments
I keep being advised from my colleagues in the anti ageing field right through to the natural health doctors I consult and they are all pointing to a severe lack of Magnesium in our diets leading to a range of issues particularly not being able to manage our stress and difficulty in sleeping at night. How many of you talk about having these problems.
Magnesium – For almost everything!
MAGNESIUM – THE GREAT STRESS RELIEVER AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
Did you know magnesium is an important mineral that can be used to treat:
• Stress, depression and anxiety
• Angina, high blood pressure and heart disease
• Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
• Muscular complaints
• Menstrual pain, premenstrual syndrome, easier births & deliveries
If you suffer from any of these conditions, a magnesium supplement could be right for you.
So many people these days are deficient in magnesium, even though this mineral is found in lots of foods such as whole grains, green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. Busy lifestyles with a lack of fresh and raw foods in the diet and the processing of modern food mean we tend not to get as much magnesium as we need for good health.
How a magnesium supplement could help you on the way to better health
Stress, Depression and Anxiety
Major depression is associated with low intracellular magnesium and chronic stress depletes your body of magnesium. Taking a magnesium supplement raises blood magnesium levels buffering your response to stress, decreasing anxiety and has the potential to lessen depression.
Magnesium deficiency has been shown to cause coronary artery spasm, which is thought to be one of the causes of heart attack. Men who die suddenly of heart attack have significantly lower levels of magnesium than their counterparts.
Magnesium is a muscle relaxant and bronchodilator, so has the potential to decrease wheeze and improve asthma control.
Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
High dose magnesium and malic acid (also a naturally occurring substance in food) are effective in the management of the symptoms of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
Studies have shown that about half of migraine sufferers are deficient in blood levels of magnesium. Taking magnesium regularly can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks.
Magnesium deficiency is associated with muscle tics around the eyes, twitching in the arms and legs, and foot cramp at night. Magnesium relaxes muscle tissue and is ideal for improving exercise tolerance for athletes, bodybuilders and after a gym workout.
Magnesium supplementation helps to recalcify bones and makes the bones less brittle. Magnesium is taken in conjunction with a calcium supplement to achieve this.
Menstrual pain, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Easier Births & Deliveries
Magnesium relieves constriction of uterine muscle meaning less painful periods and aids in relaxation in the premenstrual phase of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Magnesium has also been associated with fewer complications in births and easier deliveries.
Call to make an appointment with our doctor to discuss whether a magnesium supplement could be right for you.
The Magnesium Chlorophyll Hit Juice
Make yourself a juice full of magnesium
- 1 medium apple or pear
- 3 spinach leaves
- 1 carrot
- 1 sprig of fresh parsley
- 1 beetroot including its leaves
- A small punnet of wheatgrass
- Mint to flavour
- Pass all through a juicer, enjoy and relax!!!
Source: Men’s Health Clinic
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