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Tuesday 17 July 2018

Magnesium so important for your health

Magnesium is especially abundant in green leafy veg, seaweeds, oily fish, soya beans, avocado, brown whole grain bread, and nuts
Magnesium is especially abundant in green leafy veg, seaweeds, oily fish, soya beans, avocado, brown whole grain bread, and nuts

Clair Whitty - Naturally Healthy

Magnesium is one of the most important nutrients required for health. I mention it often, but it's worth talking about it again.

Magnesium is required to support muscle, and nerve function, it's involved in blood glucose control, blood pressure regulation, and aids calcium absorption. Every muscle in the body requires magnesium to function properly including the heart which is the hardest working muscle in the body.

It can help relieve tension in tight muscles. Many people find it eases painful leg cramps, and find it fantastic for restless leg syndrome. It's used for stomach cramps associated with constipation, and find that it relieves constipation. It combines well with B6 for PMT and cramps associated with it. It can help with headaches and migraine. People take it after training in the gym to aid muscle recovery, and to prevent cramping, in this case it's often combined with Zinc and B6.

There are different types of magnesium available in the health store such as liquid, powder, capsules, tablets, and spray. It can be difficult to decide which to choose. Many practitioners recommend Magnesium 365 powder as it absorbs easily. Salus Floradix Liquid Magnesium is made from natural ingredients and as such is easily assimilated by the body. Capsules are generally better than tablets because tablets can be more difficult for the body to digest. Viridian and Terra Nova supplements don't use additives, fillers or binders in their capsules and are a fantastic choice. Magnesium oil in a spray absorbs well into the skin, it's the preferred option for some.

Magnesium helps to get the calcium into your bones, along with the help of vitamin D3 and vitamin K. Most practitioners recommend a ratio of 2 parts magnesium to 1 part calcium for bone strength. Marilyn Glenville's Osteo Support formula is a good example of this.

Craving chocolate is a common sign that you could be deficient in magnesium. So don't ignore those cravings for chocolate, instead eat plenty of foods rich in magnesium. It's especially abundant in green leafy veg, seaweeds, oily fish, soya beans, avocado, brown whole grain bread, and nuts. Seeds such as sesame, and Chia seeds are particularly good sources too.

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