While it’s not a cure-all, most of us are deficient through lack of Magnesium in our soils and foods, our levels of stress, exercise and sweat, combined with other factors which strip us of this vital nutrient.
Everything in Moderation, Including Moderation:
Supplementation with Magnesium is reasonably safe at low doses in the proper forms. While great for bathing and relaxation, Epsom salts are NOT for ingesting unless you chase a quick and brutal cleanout.
Magnesium is a natural antacid, antihypertensive and overall relaxant. Care on dosage must reflect that while you may want to be relaxed, overdosing will respond in a very loose bowel and many urgent trips to the loo.
Signs that you may be deficient in Magnesium include but are not limited to:
- High Blood Pressure
- Anaemia; Palpitations
- Cold sensitivity
- Brittle nails
- Cramps; either muscular or menstrual
- Sleep problems
- Grinding teeth
- Fatigue and sleep problems
- Headaches and dizziness
- Constipation, poor appetite, and other digestive disturbances
Magnesium is vital to good health. It is needed for energy production, bone health, immunity, skin and nail formation, respiration, reducing high blood pressure, synthesis and integrity of DNA and neurotransmitters and cramp-less periods.
Our soils will generally not produce magnesium-rich vegetables, nuts, and seeds. This is one area where you may want to try and grab organic where possible. It is also one of those nutrients that likely needs a top-up of a supplement at times.
Does it matter which form of Magnesium: Magnesium Glycinate or Citrate are generally the best, most absorbable form for general health, reducing blood pressure and relaxation. Care needs to be taken when blood pressure is typically low.
The gentlest way to supplement Magnesium and Vitamin C is to add them to your drinking water, creating a steady flow throughout the day. This will mean better absorption and less likelihood of overdoing it.
Let’s get Magnesium Sufficient and reap the benefits!