Magnesium…Why do we need it?
It’s a mineral that is very easy for the body to loose… You can’t magic magnesium!
We are at a disadvantage environmentally. Our soil contains less than 70% of the minerals content compared to 100 years ago and magnesium is not replenished by most growers.
Top Tip : If you grow your own veg.. You can put magnesium sulphate (epsom salts) on your own veggie patch.
A LACK of magnesium is implicated in so many conditions:
– poor circulation,
– Heart attacks,
– blood pressure issues
– sexual disfunction
Auto immune disorders
Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood.
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So what is happening that makes magnesium so important ?
This is the science bit….. at a Cellular level…. we have 4 electrolytes that play a part in good health:
– Calcium & Sodium.
These 2 inhabit the outside of the cell for the most part.
Now if you have:
– A stressful lifestyle,
– a poor diet consisting of processed or “on the go” food, which is high in saturated fats, sugar & salt,
if you have lots of
– milk products,
– wheat based foods.
Then this body will be highly acidic. This starts changing the gut bacteria …. And compromises the ability to process and absorb nutrients
And then these factors make these 2 electrolytes over dominant.
Amongst other things, this has the effect of attracting water uptake – and extra sodium (salt) leads to bloating.
– Magnesium & Potassium inhabit the inside of the cell
Their role is to draw in lipids (fats) and clear out toxins from the cell.
At night magnesium and potassium move back into the cell to help the liver cleanse and detoxify ready for the next day.
First thing in the morning then, this is the happy situation for our cells but as the day progresses the charge in the cell is released and magnesium is lost.
In people with auto immune disease, such as Fibromyalgia and ME this movement is being hindered. Magnesium is important for energy in the cells (ATP) .
With an imbalance of these electrolytes, the cell is dehydrated or the cell is in a state of tension.
This is because Calcium and Sodium = Constriction
And Potassium and Magnesium = relaxation
This inability for the cells to relax leads to conditions such as Asthma, migraines and Restless legs syndrome .
We are also more prone to Arthritis as Calcium is held in the joints.
Higher levels of Calcium also affects the formation of Arteriosclerosis and effects cholesterol levels.
Magnesium is key to managing constipation as we need both movements of relaxation and constriction to create peristalsis. If magnesium levels are low there is no relaxation phase. BODY PRIME is particularly good at relieving constipation, but you must be drinking 2 litres of water a day.
Magnesium also helps to keep stress hormones under control. Stress strips the body of magnesium. Leading to Anxiety …. Palpitations…. Weight loss…. We need magnesium to produce Seratonin, anti depressants such as Prozac don’t replace the magnesium!
Magnesium opens up the glucose channels in the cell wall …. So without it insulin bounces off the cells. This is a factor in Insulin resistance and Polycyclic Ovary Syndrome. At the point of ovulation, magnesium levels drop. In the last 2 weeks of the menstrual cycle they are very low.Because magnesium helps to process fats if they are lacking then you cant produce Prostaglandins (the sex hormones) that balance the glandular system. Hot flushes can deplete the body of magnesium.
If suffering from PMT symptoms such as bloating and headaches are relieved by magnesium as this changes the brain chemistry to establish a better electrolyte balance.
So can you take too much? Yes, you could get hypotension! But this is really only likely if on a low calcium diet. However, our food is naturally rich in Calcium and is very commonly fortified.
So…. Magnesium is more prone to loss than any other.
It is also very difficult to digest, as the cell wall, particularly if dehydrated, is hard. This is more common if you have low stomach acid and it is recommended that you take Food Enzymes to ensure effectiveness.
When you take away stress ..which creates dehydration by the way… .the better you will digest your food. This is why it’s important to relax when you eat. We also need to address our thoughts, our body pH and practice how to breathe.
Take magnesium supplements away from food.
Drink 2 litres of water a day and add liquid chlorophyll drink PHTOlife
Look at alkalising your body with appropriate foods and PHTOlife. (Correct breathing helps this too)
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