Thursday, 15 October 2015

magnesium the often forgotten mineral

A little mentioned benefit of magnesium supplementation is reported by many people, especially women, and that's having thicker more lustrous hair,

By the way our favourite and very easily absorbed magnesium supplement is available here. I personally use it every day as, although I eat a healthy diet ,I think it's quite difficult these days to get what we need from food. This is one of the reasons for chocolate cravings, especially amongst women.

By Steven Bancarz|

Are you often tired, depressed, anxious, or have trouble sleeping? Do you have heart pains, high stress, frequent headaches, and muscle weakness?  The answer to your problems may be far simpler than you think.
 Magnesium is arguably the most important mineral in the body. It is the lifeblood of all your energy systems since over 350 different vital cellular functions require magnesium to operate. In fact, your heart literally cannot beat without magnesium.
If your heart is in bad health, the rest of your body will follow suit, and it’s important to make sure you have enough magnesium in your diet since high blood pressure, heart attacks, cholesterol problems, and cardiovascular disease are all directly linked to low magnesium diets.
Studies have shown..
A study in the journal Atherosclerosis found that people with low magnesium levels were more than twice as likely to die of heart disease (which is America’s biggest killer right now).  They were also more than seven times as likely to die from all causes.  And seeing as 90% of all Americans are deficient in magnesium, it’s not too hard to understand why heart health is such a big problem right now.
Inadequate magnesium appears to reduce serotonin levels, and antidepressants have been shown to raise brain magnesium. A 2008 study found that magnesium was as effective as the tricyclic antidepressants in treating depression.
A large clinical study of more than 8,500 women found that a higher intake of dietary magnesium may decrease the risk of high blood pressure in women.
It’s also been proven to help treat diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, insomnia, and osteoporosis. Magnesium also helps protect your DNA and keep your immune system operating at a high level. This mineral is the literally best kept secret in nutrition right now, and almost everyone is experiencing symptoms of deficiency in some way.
Here are 10 common symptoms of magnesium deficiency and what you can do about it:
1) Irregular heartbeat or heart pains
2) Weakness and cramping
3) Fatigue and drowsiness
4) Stress and anxiety
5) Sleep disorders
6) Migraine headaches
7) Depression and mood swings
8) Weak bones
9) Metabolic damage
10) Indigestion and nausea
These are some of the main symptoms of magnesium deficiency which have been proven to be reversible through nothing more than adding more to magnesium to your daily intake.
Some of you may have been struggling for some of these problems for years like I had been, and you will be amazed at how much of a difference magnesium can make to any symptoms stemming from nervous system, cardiovascular, and mental health.
Foods high in magnesium
Here is a list of some common foods that contain good amounts of magnesium and should be included into your diet if you feel you are experiencing symptoms of magnesium deficiency.
1. Dark leafy greens like kale and spinach
2. Nuts and seeds (pumpkin in particular)
3. Whole grains
4. Avocados
5. Bananas
There are other foods that are relatively high in magnesium, but due to the dramatic depletion of our soil, most foods simply don’t have enough in them in the most absorbable form to give us what our bodies need.  Eating your proper servings of fruits and vegetables each day along with some nuts and seeds is a really good place to start.

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