Magnesium

Magnesium is extremely important for your health because it is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.  Magnesium is the fourth most prevalent mineral in the body and is partially responsible for countless aspects of good health.  Roughly 50% of our body's total magnesium is stored in our bones, while the remaining part of magnesium is predominantly found in the cells of body tissues and organs.  Only 1% of magnesium is available in blood, although the human body is very good at regulating a constant level of magnesium in the blood.

Magnesium is needed to help muscle and nerve functions normal and to keep the heart beating rhythmically.  It also helps to support a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.  Magnesium is important in terms of regulating blood sugar levels, thereby promoting normal blood pressure.  It also supports energy metabolism and protein synthesis.

        Benefits of Magnesium:

  • Helps keep bones healthy

  • Helps defend against cardiovascular disease

  • Helps regulate High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

  • Helps treat diabetes

  • Helps treat migraines, insomnia, and depression

  • Helps treat back pain and cramps

  • Helps boost energy production in body

  • Helps absorption of minerals

  • Aids quick relief from constipation

TOP MAGNESIUM RICH FOODS:

Dark Leafy Greens (Raw Spinach), Nuts and Seeds (Squash and Pumpkin Seeds), Fish (Mackerel), Beans and Lentils (Soy Beans), Whole Grains (Brown Rice), Avocados, Low-Fat Dairy (Plain Non Fat Yogurt), Bananas, Dried Fruit (Figs), Dark Chocolate