The importance of Magnesium in the body
At least 80% of the American population is magnesium deficient! Magnesium is a mineral that we can’t live without. It is involved in about 300 different metabolic reactions in the body. Every cell, tissue and organ need magnesium. You could likely benefit from magnesium containing foods and supplements if you are struggling with:
- Muscle spasms and cramps
- Mental disorders
- High blood pressure
Magnesium is found in green leafy vegetables, seafood, nuts and chocolate -make it dark chocolate and in moderation! Unfortunately, the western diet does not provide for these types of foods. Even if we did eat a decent amount, eating too many processed carbohydrates overload the body with glucose which then strips the body of magnesium.
When we are deficient in magnesium our muscles can’t relax. It can manifest as back pain, neck pain, HBP, cramps and heart arrhythmias. It can also cause cardiac arrest because coronary arteries go into spasm. This deficiency can also knock other minerals out of balance and disrupt their functions.
There are different types of magnesium supplementation to choose from. Some of the most absorbable types are:
Magnesium Taurinate– Easily absorbed and helps regulate calcium absorption and supporting cardiovascular system.
Magnesium L-Threonate– Most bioavailable for cognitive benefits as it passes through the blood-brain barrier.
Magnesium Glycinate– Good overall-as it is the most absorbable magnesium you can find in a supplement.