Have you been feeling burnt out, fatigued and anxious lately? Perhaps it's due to a magnesium deficiency!
Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc, Iron - we've all heard about these health-enhancing vitamins and minerals - but what about magnesium? This multitasking mineral helps boost our overall health, so you don't want to overlook it.
What is Magnesium ?
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, and it is involved in more than 300 metabolic reactions. These include energy production, nerve transmission, and blood pressure regulation. It is a powerhouse mineral that additionally plays a role in maintaining heart rhythm, stabilizing mood, regulating blood sugar levels, maintaining muscle and nerve function, mineral absorption, and detoxification, just to name a few!
Natural sources of this mineral include whole foods, as well as supplements purchased over-the-counter. Experts claim that subclinical magnesium deficiency is one of the leading causes of chronic disease, which is why it is important to make sure you get enough magnesium in your diet. Despite many dietary sources of magnesium, approximately 2/3 of the western world's population does not get enough magnesium from diet alone.
Common Magnesium deficiency symptoms include
- Brain Fog
- Muscle spasms or cramps
- Abnormal heart rhythm
By increasing your magnesium intake through specific foods, supplements, and self-care practices, you can improve the health of your body..
Magnesium can be found in a number of food sources such as pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashews, black beans, soybeans, avocados, whole grains, bananas, quinoa, brown rice, figs, dark leafy greens, sea kelp, yogurt, and sesame seeds. Herbs that contain magnesium include dandelion, fennel seed, fenugreek, hops, lemongrass, licorice, nettle, parsley, sage, and yarrow.
The combination of whole foods and supplements is a great way to stay healthy and keep your system in balance. Different forms of magnesium play different physiological roles within the body, thus working with a professional is the best way to determine which form is ideal for you, your health needs, and your wellness goals.
Naturiste Magensium Supplements
Magnesium Citrate is one of the most popular types of magnesium supplements and easily absorbed by your body. It is more gentle than other magnesium compounds. It's mainly used to raise magnesium levels and treat constipation. Magnesium citrate causes the intestines to release water into the stool which softens the stool and relieves constipation and irregularity.
Not all Magnesium is the same. Naturiste Formula 454 is an Ionic form of Magnesium Chloride. In its ionic form Magnesium Chloride is highly absorbable by the human body. Unlike Magnesium Citrates or Non Ionized Chlorides, the performance of Naturiste Ionic Magnesium makes it a supplement of choice. Ionization involves the separation of the magnesium from its source structure, which greatly facilitates the human body's assimilation of the product. Naturiste does wish to apologize for the “tough” metallic taste of this product. Dilute it in a suﬃcient amount of water or vegetable juice to help mask the taste. The benefits are well worth it!
Calcium and Magnesium work hand-in-hand to support bone health. Magnesium helps in the process of depositing calcium onto our bones, preventing osteoporosis. Naturiste’s Cal-Mag Plus