The Many Benefits of Magnesium
The benefits of magnesium are far reaching and will benefit everyone from their early teens to senior years. This one mighty mineral is involved in over 300 biochemical functions in the body, such as regulating heartbeat rhythms and helping neurotransmitter functions. It is required for the production of ATP (the main source of energy in our cells), the production of DNA, RNA, and proteins. It plays an important role in cell-to-cell
communication and is required for bone health, muscle contraction and relaxation, heart rhythm, and blood pressure. It is vital for stabilizing blood glucose levels and regulating sugar and fat metabolism and is critical for the immune system. It is also one of the minerals that 80% of people are deficient in. Some signs that you may be deficient in magnesium would include hypertension and cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, low brain functioning, migraine headaches, involuntary muscle contractions, restless leg syndrome, PMS symptoms, mood swings, irritability, anxiety, faintness, fatigue, confusion, depression, insomnia, osteoporosis, recurrent bacterial infections, tooth cavities, vertigo, muscle weakness, and muscle cramps. Magnesium deficiency is on the increase due to the depleted soils that our food is grown in, the increase of digestive disorders that lead to malabsorption of key nutrients, and an increased use of medications. Since the body needs magnesium every day, you need to keep replenishing it.
So Much Goodness in Magnesium
For all of the ways in which a magnesium deficiency can affect your heath, properly supplementing with magnesium can help improve your health in all these areas and more (mood, inflammation, pain, migraines, blood pressure, blood sugar, heart health, brain functioning, constipation, bone health, and chronic fatigue). Magnesium can improve muscle function both at rest and after exercise, and reduces muscle
inflammation. It protects against cardiovascular disease and lowers the risks for type 2 diabetes. It plays a key role in nerve and brain function, reducing stress and anxiety and improving sleep, especially when it is combined with other extracts such as GABA and L-Theanine. The New Sisu Magnesium Relaxation Blend is a good choice for this purpose because it contains all three – stress, anxiety, sleep – support supplements. Be informed when looking for a magnesium supplement as some combinations, such as the Sisu one mentioned above, provide a unique benefit, while other magnesium supplements may be in combinations for muscle and joint, or they can be found as stand-alone supplements that come in different mineral forms. The type of magnesium supplement that you are considering does matter because some are more readily absorbed by your body than others. Look for either Magnesium Citrate or Magnesium Bisglycinate (glycinate). Both forms are absorbed the same way, but the biggest difference is the Bisglycinate form may help with the bowel’s reaction to higher doses of magnesium and contains a naturally occurring relaxing neurotransmitter. Major food sources containing magnesium are leafy green vegetables, fruits, legumes (especially soy), nuts (almonds and cashews), whole grains, red meat, and seafood.
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