Magnesium had many health benefits. Magnesium is my Mineral SuperFood. Magnesium is a mineral that’s crucial to the body’s function and just happens to be my mineral of choice. I believe adding magnesium into your diet does the most good for many common health issues. What really is Magnesium?
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant (Source).
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis (Source).
There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Magnesium is recommended in digestive disorders, respiratory problems, arthritis, gout, cancer. Magnesium may also provide protection from a number of chronic diseases, especially those associated with aging and stress.
Magnesium can be found in certain foods.
Foods containing Magnesium:
Cereals (corn, barley, maize), green leafy vegetables, spinach, potatoes, beet, pollen, bananas, figs, dates, almonds and nuts, peanut butter, whole grains (not refined grains like white flour).
I mentioned a few of my health struggles in this post. You can probably guess that I was also severely deficient in Magnesium. I had many of the negative symptoms. The first superfood my holistic pediatrician put my son (at 5 months old) on was a strong probiotic. The second supplement he put my son on was Cod Liver Oil. And the third supplement he recommended my son take was Magnesium Powder. You can probably the guess that the doctor looked me straight in the eye and told me that I needed to add these to my diet immediately. What did I do? I went right to the health food store and bought all 3.
Immediately my son was calmer, had regular bowel movements, and stopped getting the baby colds every month. I believe his immune system was saying THANK YOU MOMMY 🙂 Even though I was still breastfeeding, my son was severely deficient because my DIET (and my body) was deficient. Something I learn over and over with natural healing is that we inherit our parents conditions (physical, mental, emotional). This is very evident in both my sons…in different ways.
My favorite part of any discussion is always the healing part. How does Magnesium Heal?
The powdered Magnesium Calm is a great option. Add it to warm water right before bed. It helps with falling asleep and relaxation. There is also a kids powder form. Magnesium gel can be found at the health food store and rubbed right onto the skin. An easy way to increase your intake of this important mineral. I love the gel. Always follow the dosage instructions.
Our favorite brand of Magnesium Gel, Lotion, and Bath flakes can be found HERE.
Hope you start your healing journey today and add my favorite SUPERFOODS into your diet. You will be happy with the results….
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