Magnesium is also known as the “miracle mineral” and the “anti-stress mineral. Every organ in our body, especially the heart, muscles and kidneys, have a great of need magnesium. After oxygen and water is magnesium the third necessity of life of the human being. Our bodies need this mineral desperately, but almost everyone has a magnesium deficiency. Dietary habits, stress, and medications have high impact of an increased magnesium requirement. Everyone should be adding magnesium to their daily dietary habits.

Magnesium is found in food, but because of the impoverishment of the soil by agriculture and fertilizer, the content of magnesium in food is no longer as high as it was before. Sugar, soft drinks, coffee, milk, alcohol, drugs, birth control pills, antacids, chemicals, stress, smoking all provide an increased magnesium demand and accelerated excretion of the mineral. Not only do we get less magnesium our need for magnesium only goes up. The stressful environment of every day requires a higher magnesium intake.

Symptoms of a magnesium deficiency
Magnesium has a lot of functions and it is involved in more than 300 processes in the body. So a deficiency can have serious consequences. Symptoms of deficiency may include fatigue, muscle weakness, uncontrolled movements, muscle stiffness, eyelid tremors, spasms, difficulty concentrating, confusion, dizziness, heart arrhythmia/ palpitations, high or low blood pressure, nervousness, irritability, back pain, restless legs, migraine, headache, constipation, depression, lethargy, hyperventilation, anxiety, tics, osteoporosis (yes, magnesium is more important than calcium for healthy bones!), insomnia, sensitivity to noise and bright light, often have hiccups, startle and scare up during the night because you think you are falling and haviny a great need for chocolate, as there is magnesium in cocoa.

Good dietary sources of magnesium are raw cocoa, nuts, dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, avocados, dried figs, dates, mackerel, bananas, oatmeal, Celtic sea salt, kelp noodles, spirulina, chlorella, hemp seeds and green vegetables. The darker the green, the more magnesium.

There is only one good and effective way to supplement magnesium deficiency. The most use is made of pills to administer additional magnesium. There is nothing wrong with that, but keep in mind that an estimated 60 to 70% of magnesium is not utilized by the body. Magnesium oxide should always be avoided, this form of magnesium is a laxative. The body takes almost nothing in this form, while secreted by the laxative effect a lot of nutrients, without that the body has been able to record these. The best way to prevent magnesium deficiency is administered through the skin, for example magnesium oil. It is absorbed directly through the skin and spreads very quickly in the body, making it immediately available to the cells. The best places to take in magnesium are the feet, armpits and abdomen. It also gives a very soothing and coming effect before bedtime.

Note: you’d better not take magnesium with kidney problems or people with disorders of impulse conduction between atrium and ventricle.


Strategic Nutrition Bologna

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