26 Aug Magnesium – The Conductor of Your Body’s Biological Orchestra
Today’s modern societies are deficient in Magnesium due to a combination of soil depletion and the processing of food. Certain drugs such as acid blockers, corticosteroids, diuretics, and antibiotics deplete your body of magnesium. When the body has low stores of this important mineral you can experience muscle weakness and spasms. During an aerobic workout your heart is a muscle and if it becomes tense it can lead to changes in the rhythm and beating of your heart. Studies have shown that taking magnesium is vital for stabilizing blood pressure and even helps people with asthma by preventing spasms of the tiny bronchial muscles in the lungs which narrow the airway. Magnesium keeps the muscles in the respiratory system relaxed and dilated and lowers histamines and inflammation that could lead to asthma attacks. Those suffering with Osteoporosis and weakness in bone health would benefit by taking magnesium to increase calcium absorption as well.
Many people today are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and chronic fatigue syndrome which have symptoms of muscle pain and headaches that can lead to depression, sleep deprivation and obesity. Taking oral magnesium and dietary sources rich in this mineral like spinach, turnip greens, nuts and seeds will help stop muscle cramps and help reduce many of the above symptoms. This mineral activates enzymes and compounds to carry out necessary chemical reactions throughout our body.
Magnesium is like the conductor of your biological symphony that orchestrates the proper functioning of 80% of your body’s metabolic processes.
Choosing a magnesium supplement can be very confusing since they come in many forms and concentrations. It can be taken in tablets, capsules, powders and liquids. There is even transdermal magnesium oil that gets absorbed into the skin applied to the chest, abdomen, arms, legs, or used as a restorative foot bath. You may have heard of Magnesium in the form of epsom salt baths to soothe muscle aches and pains.
The most common side effect of too much magnesium would be stomach upset or loose bowels that can easily be controlled by switching to a time released formula. I recommend Jigsaw magnesium for its sustained release technology and its history of being well tolerated. Those interested in an excellent read on this subject should check out the book “Magnificent Magnesium” by Dr. Dennis Goodman. Also check out the website www.MagnesiumMan.com.