Magnesium is a Glorious mineral! Most of the western world is woefully deficient of this salt crystal that brings so many wonderful benefits. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency are as follows:
Most of us can say we experience some of these symptoms at least some of the time, right?
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. That doesn't mean you are getting enough of it, even with a healthy diet.
It is involved in hundreds of Biochemical reactions in your body. It's a mineral that is found in the earth, the sea, plants, animals and humans. About 60% of the magnesium in your body is found in bone, while the rest is in muscles, soft tissues and fluids, including blood. Every cell in your body contains it and needs it to function.
it's involved in:
*Energy creation: Helps convert food to energy.
*Protein formation: helps create new proteins from amino acids.
*Gene maintenance: Helps create and repair DNA and RNA.
*Muscle movement: Is part of the contraction and relaxation of muscles.
*Nervous system regulation: helps regulate neurotransmitters, which send messages throughout your brain and nervous system.
It plays a role in exercise performance (if you're into that) You may need 10-20% more magnesium than when you're resting depending on the activity. It helps to move blood sugar into your muscles and dispose of lactate, which can build up during exercise and cause fatigue.
Studies have shown that supplementing with it can boost exercise performance for athletes, the elderly and people with chronic disease.Evidence is mixed. Some studies show that supplementing can bring faster performance for athletes, but other studies showed no benefit to other athletes with low or normal levels of magnesium. I guess it depends on the individual.
Magnesium fights Depression. one good reason to have that on hand during these dark times. It plays a vital role in brain functioning and mood, and low levels are linked to an increase of risk of depression. I know I always feel So amazing and relaxed and calm after spraying on some magnesium and rubbing it in to key points on my finger joints and elbow and lower back. Some experts believe the low magnesium content of most modern foods contributes greatly to the rise in depression and mental illness. other experts emphasize a need for further research into this. Regardless, supplementing may reduce symptoms of depression and in some cases the results can be dramatic. I can speak from experience on this front.
I can also highly recommend floating in sensory deprivation pods with 600gms of magnesium epsom salts to achieve total relaxation and a blissful state that really lasts up to 5 days (at least for me it did). In randomized controlled tests in depressed older adults, 450mg of magnesium daily improved mood as effectively as an antidepressant drug. What are you waiting for?
Honestly, there are So many good things to say about magnesium. I could go on for a while about it, but then I'd lose your interest, and so I will leave it there. :) Get onto it.