Magnesium Benefits

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Magnesium may not be the most present mineral in our body in terms of its quantity, but it’s certainly one of the most crucial to overall health. It’s actually involved in over 300 biochemical functions in the body, such as regulating heartbeat rhythms and helping neurotransmitter functions.

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Low magnesium levels responsible for these illnesses:

  • kidney and liver damage

  • peroxynitrite damage that can lead to migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma or Alzheimer’sdisease

  • nutrient deficiencies including vitamin K, vitamin B1, calcium and potassium

  • restless leg syndrome

  • worsened PMSsymptoms

  • behavioral disorders and mood swings

  • insomnia and trouble sleeping

  • osteoporosis

  • tooth cavities

  • muscle weakness and cramps

  • impotence

Mental Health and Sleep:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

 

The body loses stores of magnesium every day from normal functions such as muscle movement, heartbeat and hormone production. Although we only need small amounts of magnesium relative to other nutrients, we must regularly replenish our stores either from foods or magnesium supplements in order to prevent deficiency symptoms.

Benefits:

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Supports Healthy Bones

Magnesium is involved in bone formation in the body. It works hand in hand with calcium. It also affects vitamin D status. Calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D play a major role in preventing osteoporosis.

 Fights Depression

Magnesium is connected with the biochemistry of the brain and neurons. Several studies have shown a link between magnesium supplements and treating depression.

 Lowers Risk of Certain Cancers

A higher intake of magnesium could reduce the risk of certain cancers. A review of several studies that looked at the association between magnesium intake and colon cancer found that higher magnesium intake reduces the risk of colon cancer.

Relieves Symptoms of PMS

Studies suggest that magnesium supplements can help relieve some of the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS is a set of emotional and physical symptoms that some women experience right before they get their period. Magnesium supplements might help reduce the following PMS symptoms:

  • fluid retention

  • bloating

  • mood swings

    Natural Sources:

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Which supplement to buy:

  • Magnesium Chelate– highly absorbable by the body and the kind found in foods naturally. This type is bound to multiple amino acids (proteins) and used to restore magnesium levels.

Dosage:

  • 19–30 years: 400 mg for men; 310 mg for women.