Plagued with any of these symptoms? A combo of? You could have a mineral deficiency!
Stress*Anxiety*Insomnia*Irritability*Low energy*Chronic Fatigue*Weakness*Hormonal Imbalances*Headaches*Migraines*Nervousness*Abnormal heart rhythms*High blood pressure*Bone weakness*Pain*Facial Twitching*Acid Re-flux*Digestive Issues*Depression*Cystitis*Restless Leg*Muscle cramps*Muscle spasms
One answer – Magnesium!
Most people are magnesium deficient! This mineral is of vital importance for numerous functions of the body because it regulates more than 300 enzymes, and is required in every cell. The lifestyles nowadays deal with a great deal of stress, and the body uses more minerals than most are able to consume through foods. This is a list of the most common symptoms which indicate that you should increase the levels of magnesium in the body:
Magnesium aids with:
Regulates levels of calcium and potassium
Magnesium’s role is to transport calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes. This helps normal heartbeats, blood pressure, muscle contractions, nerve impulses. Calcium is virtually useless without magnesium.
High Blood Pressure
Magnesium relaxes the blood vessels
The acid re flux or heartburn can often times be relieved by consuming magnesium.
Muscle cramps and pain
Magnesium deficiency can cause muscle cramps and body aches, this is a great mineral to relax the muscles.
Without magnesium the muscles would be in a constant state of contraction. Calcium works to contract the muscle, but magnesium is the relaxer!
Taking magnesium can help relax the mind and the body to calm anxieties. The hormones regulated by magnesium help to calm the brain and promote relaxation and is very good for the serotonin levels.
Headaches and Migraines
Magnesium helps to control headaches by releasing pain reducing hormones to reduce the vasoconstriction and constrictions of blood vessels. The consumption of dark chocolate rich in magnesium will help to relieve pain and tension from headaches. (Good reason for dark chocolate!)
Since it lacks it, the body sends signals to crave for that food which contains the needed nutrients. Thus, the body craves for chocolate when it does not have magnesium at sufficient levels. The consumption of some dark chocolate provides 25% of the daily requirement of magnesium.
The relaxing properties of this beneficial mineral help digestion as well, so in the case of its deficiency, the person suffers from constipation due to the blocked waste removal. Magnesium relaxes the muscles within the digestive tract and neutralizes the acid in the stomach to help move stools through the intestines.
Use magnesium Glycinate for insomnia, helping the body to relax. It helps to quiet the racing mind, and calms the heart rate too.
The heart uses the highest amount of magnesium, relaxing the heart muscles, and its deficiency leads to arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. Working with calcium it supports good blood pressure and helps to prevent hypertension too!
To regulate your energy levels and get moving! Magnesium activates the ATP in your body! That is pure energy!
Great ways to get your magnesium!
Cocoa is a rich source of antioxidants. And It is abundant in magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper, phosphorus, and zinc. (Yeah, chocolate!)
Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc and magnesium. But they also have potent anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties.
Brazil nuts contain amazing amounts of magnesium, vitamin B, E, and monounsaturated fatty acids. Eating these often can bring up magnesium levels nicely.
Cashews are high in antioxidants, which prevent stress and oxidative damage, magnesium, as well as copper, which helps the production of melanin.
Spinach is rich in magnesium, Vitamins, A, C &K, potassium, calcium, and zinc, as well as other nutrients. It is great for your muscles and to lower the risk of heart diseases!
It is rich in magnesium and is a high-quality protein.
This beneficial gluten-free food is high in magnesium, protein, and amino acids which raises the hormone of happiness – serotonin.
Almonds are rich in magnesium and good monounsaturated fats. They help to regulate blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
Rich in antioxidants and may prevent many diseases from oxidation damage and stress. They also contain copper which is a good mineral for producing melanin.
It is high in magnesium, dietary fiber, and sodium. The magnesium of this type supports the function of the brain, improves heart health, and the function of the kidneys.
Epson Salt – Yes take a bath! I add baking soda to help detox and relax
Not all magnesium is the same!
Aspartate: Cellular health
Glycinate: This is great for relaxing, for nerve pain, leaky gut and has a good absorption
Chloride: Detoxing, Kidneys and Metabolism, Nourishes and soothes skin
Citrate: This kind is generally not recommended for it can cause iron dysregulation and health issues
Malate: Good for ATP and cellular energy
Oxide: Only take this in small doses. Good for a laxative
Sulfate: Best in the bath (Epson Salts) Good for detoxing and muscle relaxing
Taurate/Orotate: Heart health, calmness
Threonate: This is good for the brain health. For PTSD, Depression, anxiety, Brain and neuro conditions
Lysinate: Good for gastric health
L-Threonate: Mental health and cognitive health
*Look at supporting the adrenal glands when magnesium deficient, poor adrenal function encourages the body to expel the magnesium as waste and the body is unable to use and absorb it.
**Recommended dose of magnesium is 500-1000 mg. along with Vitamin C, Calcium and Vitamin D. Best time to take it – before you go to bed at night!
***Be well – Be Happy!!!