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Nutrition - 10 Health Benefits of Magnesium

Nutrition Tip: In addition to consuming foods rich in magnesium, supplements are often needed to reach optimal levels. The best way to get magnesium is through food, because whole foods come with cofactors that help with nutrient absorption. | Image: MommyPotamus

Health Benefits of Magnesium: It is often called “The Magic Mineral” because it plays a crucial role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body, impacting everything from energy metabolism and stress management to hormone balance, detoxification, sleep, and the creation of proteins.

Magnesium Deficiency

According to the World Health Organization, only about 25% of Americans are consuming adequate levels of magnesium, but that’s only one factor contributing to what CNN calls the “invisible deficiency.” One frustrating issue with magnesium is that because it is stored deep in mitochondrial cells, heart cells, and other cells, we really can’t measure it usefully in the blood.

Because testing isn’t accurate, practitioners often consider stress load, gut function, and symptoms associated with deficiency when recommending magnesium supplementation.

10 Health Benefits of Magnesium

1. Hormone Balance – Magnesium helps to balance cortisol, supports the thyroid, and aids in the production of progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.

2. Bone Health – We’ve long been told that calcium “builds strong bones,” but that’s not the whole story. When we consume a lot of calcium without magnesium, the calcium collects in soft tissues rather than going to our bones where it is needed. Magnesium is needed because it stimulates the hormone calcitonin, which is what directs calcium into the bones. It’s no surprise, then, that magnesium supplementation has been shown to improve bone density in both children and certain elderly populations.

3. Energy Support – Magnesium is crucial to the function of mitochondria, which are the power plants of the cell. Our mitochondria fuel every aspect of health, from brain function and muscle strength to cell repair and enzyme creation. Poor mitochondrial function reduces energy levels, so we want to keep the little guys happy.

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About the Authors

Heather Dessinger is the founder of Mommypotamus.com, which is devoted to helping you take steps toward healthier living. She’s passionate about real food, natural remedies, homemade non-toxic beauty products, and sharing research on health topics that affect families.

Dr. Lori Valentine Rose, PhD, CNP, BCHN, is a college biology and nutrition instructor, board certified nutrition professional and holistic nutrition consultant and clinical herbalist. She loves spreading love and light, and helping others feel awesome on the inside and out so they can live their dreams and make this world more awesome.  Visit her online at:  Lori Rose Holistic.

 

Featured video:

Dr. Eric Berg: The Top Symptoms of a Magnesium Deficiency

Dr. Eric Berg discusses about the importance of magnesium and how a major world population is having magnesium deficiency. It is important nutrient for the cardio cycle and helps in relaxation of the heart. In the first part of this video, Dr. Berg talks about magnesium deficiency symptoms and magnesium benefits for the body. Magnesium deficiency diseases could be related to heart, hyperactivity, spasms, sleeping, high blood pressure, even learning and memory problems.

Sources of Magnesium

In the next part, Dr. Berg speaks about the sources of magnesium and the major magnesium health benefits. Low magnesium in the body could be related to several factors such as diet, stress, vitamin d deficiencies, diuretics, alcohol, antiacids. Overall, the video talks about the importance of magnesium for our body and the magnesium rich foods and magnesium supplements we can take to restore the magnesium levels back to normal.

Dr. Berg talks about the symptoms of a magnesium deficiency. This can cause: soft tissue calcium build up, sleep problems, arrhythmia’s, hyper irritability, cramps, high blood pressure, spasm and even learning and memory problems.

 

More resources:

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