Magnesium the important mineral that we should have

This essential mineral which is very important to the nervous system, muscle function, bone strength and energy production. Yet many of the world population is deficient. Magnesium is an alkaline earth metal essential for your electrical energy and health.

Magnesium is the forth most abundant element on earth, found in both sea and soil. Magnesium’s healing properties were popular in 17th Century England when animals drinking from a ‘bitter well’ healed quicker from their wounds. The well-water contained magnesium sulphate, later called ‘Epsom’ Salts, named after the well’s location. Epsom salt baths are still used to relax muscles, promote sleep, and detoxify aluminium.

Magnesium’s chemical reactivity makes it an ideal catalyst (speeding up biological reactions) and it’s essential for over 300 processes in the body. Plants also rely on magnesium, using it to synthesize chlorophyll (green pigment converting sunlight into food and energy) and magnesium deficiency causes leaves to yellow.

How much should we take?

Levels of minerals in the body are balanced between digestion absorbing new minerals and excretion gut and kidneys removing unwanted minerals to prevent excess. Maintaining balance is critical for the correct transmission of electrical impulses, blood filtration, and blood pressure. Even a minor disturbance causes cramps, confusion, depression, extreme tiredness, and irregular heartbeat.

Deficiency starts with depleted soil growing industrial food crops, Imbalanced fertilizers poisoned soil, and aluminium toxicity combined to reduce magnesium assimilation, levels of antioxidants drop, and nutritional content is reduced.

You need a significant amount of magnesium; bones alone require 25g to keep them strong. Stress, toxins, and medications increase magnesium requirements, and acids, like coffee, reduce absorption.

Significant deficiency creates fatal issues with metabolism, blood pressure, heart and nerve function. Mild deficiency is associated with elevated blood pressure, poor blood sugar control (leading to insulin resistance or diabetes), insomnia, low energy, depression, anxiety, and alcohol addiction.

So eat high-quality organic fruits and vegetables and approved grains:

Avocado, dandelion, watercress.

Bananas (burro), figs, melons (seeded), berries (not cranberries)

Nuts/grains/Legumes: brazil nuts, quinoa, garbanzo beans.

Teas/herbs: Sea moss, bladderwrack, sarsaparilla, nettle.

Magnesium supplements are not easily absorbed, so we need magnesium that’s electrically assimilated into plant matter to nourish our cells.

Stay safe!

About Shaun

Hi I am a naturopathic researcher. One which supports and promotes the healthy function of the body...stimulating the body's built-in self healing mechanisms.
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