Magnesium is often an overlooked mineral, but low and behold it aids in the function of over 300 enzymes in our bodies. We produce a little of it naturally and the body does not need much but it’s a powerhouse when it comes healing the body.
We can naturally support our magnesium leaves by eating lots of leafy green vegetables, nuts and legumes, or soaking in Epsom salts. Yes that’s right, we can absorb it through our skin. Our skin is our body’s largest organ after all.
Maintaining healthy levels in your body will help with:
Digestion – magnesium acts as a coenzyme in the digestive track, helping your body to produce hydrochloric acid and more easily breakdown the food in your stomach. If you find yourself struggling to digest your food, think about adding some nuts or green vege with your next meal.
Stronger and more flexible muscles - magnesium allows the body to produce more insulin like growth factor, which is a major contributor to the growth and strength of muscles. It also helps to loosen tight muscles allowing for greater flexibility. Too little magnesium can result in craning, tightness and a build up of lactic acid.
Alkalize the body – Magnesium helps maintain the natural alkaline state of the body. Maintaining a healthy pH balance is extremely important to achieving long-term health and wellbeing. Our ideal pH is slightly alkaline - 7.30 to 7.45
Cleanse toxins – Magnesium can be used to help with constipation and will cleanse your bowl of toxins.
Happy heart – Magnesium is essential in the prevention of irregular heartbeats, heart attacks and cardiovascular disease. It is able to help with restoring blood vessels and keeping heart muscles strong.
Anxiety and Muscle relaxation - Do you clench your jaw at night? Suffer from headaches, cramping, tight shoulder and neck muscles when stressed or suffer from back pain? Your diet could be low in Magnesium.
We would recommend a magnesium supplement if you suffer from any of the above, just to kick start that magnesium intake into gear.
Where do you get your magnesium?