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Is Magnesium the answer?

Do you suffer from high stress levels, weight gain, poor mental function constipation, fatigue, irritability, insomnia, muscle cramps and twitches?

Would you prefer to sleep better, be less fatigued, make your brain work better, get rid of stress, lose abdominal fat and have a leaner body composition. 

Then Magnesium is the answer!

No question that magnesium is one of the most important nutrients that the human body needs, magnesium is involved in all of the issues above as well as 300 essential biochemical reactions in the body. 

1) Sleep Better and Reduce Insomnia 

Magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system, reducing stress levels and allowing you to relax. If you are deficient your heart rate and sympathetic nervous system will be in overdrive and from here you have little chance of sleeping and if you do get to sleep it will be of poor quality with frequent awakenings.

2) Improve Brain Function and Fight Depression

Supplementing with magnesium is essential for a great memory. Magnesium increases brain function by improving the brains electrical activity, this means it improves memory and increases learning. It also has major effects on depression and chronic low moods as it plays a role in setting up neurotransmitters like serotonin the feel good hormone.

3) Prevent Osteoporosis

Calcium is necessary for stronger bones, but you need optimal levels of magnesium and vitamin D to be able to use it. Magnesium effects enzymes that help convert vitamin D into its active form which then helps to with Calcium absorption and bone building. Magnesium also stops the parathyroid hormone, which breaks bone down. Supplementing calcium alone is pointless without optimal levels of Magnesium and Vitamin D3.

4) Improves Insulin Sensitivity

Low magnesium levels will decrease your insulin sensitivity, making it harder for you to lose fat and if you are stressed it becomes very hard for the body to lose weight.

5) Magnesium the stress fighter

Magnesium has a positive effect on the sympathetic nervous system, helping to bring you to a more relaxed state. Having optimal levels of magnesium also helps you handle stressful situations by keeping you calm and level headed.

6) Magnesium Helps with Digestion

Healthy digestion should allow for two to three soft bowel movements a day, most people are lucky for one every two days. 

Magnesium has been shown to improve digestion and this is shown as many fibers are high in magnesium.

7) Magnesiums effect ADHD and Hyperactivity

Adding in 200mg of magnesium a day has shown to have a positive effect in kids with ADHD and hyperactivity by both its calming effect and also the improvement to brain activity. Magnesium will help improve focus and decrease the effects of ADHD.

 

To Healthy Living

Daniel


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