I posted about Magnesiun I take before bed the other night & Ive had a few Questions…so heres all about Magnesium
Magnesium is one (if not the) of the most important minerals to us….yet one of the most depleted. Without Magnesium there is NO body.
It is known as an energy nutrient as it activates enzymes that control digestion, absorption and utilisation of Protein, Fats and Carbs.
What exactly does magnesium do?
- *It is a co-factor in assisting enzymes in the body
- *It produces and transports energy
- *It is necessary for the synthesis of proteins
- *It helps transmit nerve signals
- *It helps to relax muscles
- *Promotion of proper bowel function
- *Action of your heart muscle
- *Proper formation of bones and teeth
Magnesium also plays a role in your body’s detoxification processes and therefore is important for helping to prevent damage from environmental chemicals, heavy metals and other toxins.
Women have less magnesium than men, as they have fewer circulating Red Blood Cells, plus also deficiencies in pregnancy, breast feedings and PMS.
Calcium often gets a a “bigging up” BUT in theory Magnesium is necessary to maintain proper levels of calcium in the blood and it is known as natures calcium channel blocker…..as too much calcium in the body can cause calcification and disrupt cell function.
So if this is the case, I bet you are wondering WHY Doctors and medical professionals dont offer this…..well the answer is simple, Doctors study “disease” not “wellness” and it is simply ignore because there is no profit to be made from it…so therefore pharmaceutical companies wont do the research as there is no money to be made……SAD but unfortunately true….a lot of the medical world is based on ££££ and thats what they get from all the drugs that we are given…….DID YOU KNOW that drugs (ie painkillers and diuretics) further deplete the body of magnesium. Out of all the research that has been done….everyone agrees that magnesium is indispensable for health, disease prevention and all of life processes…but because it cannot be patented – there is no money to be made from it.
There’s some evidence that eating foods high in magnesium and other minerals can help prevent high blood pressure in people with prehypertension.
Intravenous or injected magnesium is used to treat other conditions, such as eclampsia during pregnancy and severe asthma attacks.
Clearly there is more to life than Magnesium, but life cant exist without it