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Mighty Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most prominent mineral in the human body. It is absorbed through the small intestines and excreted through the kidneys.

It helps to maintain muscle and nerve function, regulates the heart, boosts the immune system, and keeps bones strong.

Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.

Magnesium appears to facilitate calcium absorption and is therefore hugely beneficial to a human being’s diet. There is some speculation that a deficiency in magnesium could lead to all sorts of illnesses, including depression, asthma, diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

People that may be low in magnesium could be diabetics as they lose a lot magnesium when they are hyperglycemic. Alcoholics, people with malabsorptive problems such as Crohn’s disease and older adults are at increased risk of a deficiency in magnesium.

We can get magnesium through many foods in our diet. Whole grains, buckwheat, oatmeal, brown rice, legumes, and vegetables, especially dark green, leafy vegetables like kale and spinach, are all rich in magnesium. However this may not be enough to increase magnesium levels in the body. Some doctors recommend injecting magnesium straight into the blood stream but depending on the ailments you have, this may not be appropriate. People with kidney problems are to avoid this method.

There is an alternative to injecting though, and that is transdermal application of magnesium. It is hugely popular at the moment and seen as the most effective way of absorbing the mineral as it directly seeps into the cells and bypasses the digestive tracts all together.

There are beautiful magnesium oils that you can spray directly onto the skin as well as take baths with Epsom Salts. All from the comfort of your own home.

 

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