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Without Magnesium, 300 biochemical switches don’t get turned on. Yikes! From nerve function, muscle contraction, immune system defense, strong bones, keeping your heartbeat steady…and if that wasn’t enough, it adjusts the sugar levels in your blood so you don’t destroy your blood vessels after a can of Coke! You might have used magnesium for sleep…but let’s learn where else Magnesium can work its miracles!
A: It’s an ESSENTIAL mineral, “essential” meaning your body can’t make it. Your body stores about 25g of it, 60% of it is in the bones, it’s critical for bone strength and development of new bone. Average adult needs about 350-400mg per day, as you get older, you need more. Most don’t get that, so supplementation can be helpful.
A: Magnesium is a mineral, minerals are found in the soil, so anything that grows in soil. Spinach, beans, nuts, seeds, grains are good sources. Your body will absorb only 30-40% from foods, top foods are Pumpkin Seeds, Chia Seeds, Almonds, Spinach, Cashews, and Peanuts.
A: Individuals 60+, those suffering from digestive issues, Diabetics, poor dietary intake (especially whole/plant-based foods), and alcoholics. It’s not about just deficiency, it’s about getting optimal levels based on your lifestyle. If you’re active, stressed, on-the-go, you need more than the recommended about to function at a high level.
A: Some of the more well researched areas are: Bone Health, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease, here is why:
A: Magnesium does affect the nervous response, helping to calm the nerves, which is a root to healthy sleep. Research has shown it can help people to get into sleep, it does not appear to improve sleep quality or increase total sleep time. The amount used was between 350-700mg of Magnesium Oxide or Magnesium Citrate.
A: Magnesium is never by itself (elemental), it needs to be “attached” to something. Forms NOT WELL absorbed are: Hydroxide, Carbonate, Oxide, and Sulfate – these are best as a laxative. Forms BEST are: Chloride, Bisglycinate/glycinate (same thing), and glycerophosphate.
A: Magnesium Only – Vitacost Magnesium Citrate. Bone Health – Jarrow Formulas Bone Up. Sleep – Solgar Chelated Magnesium.