The Magic of Magnesium
From the Doctor:
Magnesium: the essential mineral for youth and health.
This supplement is being highlighted this month because it is so critical for so many processes in our body. It’s important for creating food into energy, helps create and repair our DNA, and it helps maintain electrical stability of every single cell in the body. Stress can affect many things, magnesium stores being one of them. The more stressed out we are, the more we use our magnesium stores. This makes it harder to handle stress, and then the cycle continues.
Enemies of the mineral include many environmental pollutants, but by far aluminum is the worst. Aluminum is not essential, highly toxic, and can block absorption and disrupt your metabolism. The acidity of many products causes aluminum to leach out into the product you’re consuming. Another reason for the depletion of magnesium in your system is a huge list of prescription medications that you may have taken in the past. Adequate intake of the mineral has been linked to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and decrease migraines as well.
Over 70% of American women and 80% of American men don’t get the recommended amount of mg in their diet. How will you get yours?