Magnesium, the spark you might just be missing out on
One of life’s little extras that can mean so much to your health and wellbeing.
So how much do you need and where is the best place to get it.
Magnesium has an important part to play in the day to day, or rather nano-second to nano- second, functioning of our bodies. It is necessary for cell integrity and making sure that messages get carried across cell membranes. Particularly important in maintaining the electrical activity in your heart along with calcium and potassium.
You need around 400mg every day to function effectively.
- Helps to keep your bones strong and works with calcium to make sure this happens.
- Has a role in energy production, helps reduce fatigue.
- Helps cell membranes keep healthy & you happy. Low Magnesium is known to have a link with depression.
- Helps control your Blood Pressure so you need to make sure you have enough to keep it in the right range. There have been a few studies and books written about taking high doses of Magnesium and calcium to reduce blood pressure.
- Helps control blood sugar.
- Helps improve inflammation which is why it helps with aches and pains and recovery after exercise.
Recent studies have shown that Migraine sufferers often have low magnesium levels, although no new evidence has emerged that increasing magnesium improves migraines it is an interesting scientific observation.
Magnesium is found in green leafy vegetables amongst other things. Chlorophyll is the life blood of plants and chlorophyll has magnesium at its centre. The difference between human blood and chlorophyll is we have iron at the centre
You need to keep in mind that some medications can affect your ability to absorb and retain magnesium. It is best to know what you are taking and whether or not it is affecting your absorption of things vital for your good health.
Find Out More about Magnesium listen to the Podcast Interview with Brian Cotter of MAG3
If you need extra over and above what is in the food you eat then you can take tablets, powders mixed as drinks, bathe in Magnesium salts or apply topically with a spray. There are advantages and disadvantages for both it depends on your reason for using it and your ability to tolerate the tablets or powder.