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Magnesium Depletion “Is a Major contributor to Our Health issues”

 

Magnesium DepletionMagnesium depletion from our diet and in turn from our body is escalating on a daily basis
Due to diets high in salt, sugar and proteins , our bodies are losing magnesium at a faster rate than when our diets were higher in garden fresh vegetables ,especially the greens, along with products from the ocean, nuts and bran.
Stress is also another leading cause in the loss of this master mineral.
If you are tired, not sleeping, getting cramps or stiff joints, along with signs of diabetes or blood pressure problems ,you could very well be lacking in this important mineral
It’s ever dwindling availability from food sources is fast creating major concerns for our health.
Now, Drs are becoming concerned , as every major disease may be due to magnesium deficiencies
The majority of the western population is deficient in magnesium. Researchers have discovered it is responsible for over 3,700 binding sites on human protein. Magnesium ions play a role in cell functioning, stabilizing protein structures, as well as functional roles. It is found in over 300 enzymes within the body
Deficiency of this important mineral, can lead to major health issues that were previously overlooked by health professionals
ATP (Adenosine Tryphospate) the energy molecules of the body, see’s energy pumped to our muscles and  heart. Magnesium creates new cells and helps with bone formation. A shortage is also responsible for yeast infections.
The relaxation of blood vessels and muscles are another important function that magnesium performs. When you are submitted to those crippling attacks from cramping, the administration of magnesium will see a subsidence in a very short space of time.
Magnesium is highly beneficial in the prevention of blood pressure fluctuations, cardiac arrest and strokes; it will allow better states of sleep and alleviate anxiety while helping you to remain calm, alleviates PMS and reduces the risk of Osteoarthritis
Several Years ago when I was under stress, I would wake up in the mornings, unable to straighten my fingers, the only relieve came from magnesium.

Food source high in magnesium include, Rice bran 781 mg per 100 grams
Pumpkin seeds 530 mg per 100grams, seaweed, organic leafy greens, raw spinach organic cacao powder, spices, coriander, basil sage and Brazil nuts.
When taking a magnesium supplement makes sure you balance it with calcium, Vitamin D and  VitaminK2
What can affect the uptake of this master mineral is, Cancer Drugs, Diuretics, Antibiotics, Alcohol, excessive sugar consumption, aging, and leaky gut syndrome
Magnesium Threonate is now thought to be the best source of magnesium, as it is able to penetrate into the mitochondria membrane
Magnesium glycinate is still my preferred form of magnesium, do your home work as to where it is sourced and how it was produced
As always, check with you Health practitioner to make sure you need extra magnesium supplementation

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