Magnesium is the Most Important Nutrient Your Body Needs But Nobody Ever Told Us
Daniel Heller N.D.:
Magnesium (Mg) may be the most overlooked mineral. No one has yet popularized a simple way to remember it, in the way that we usually associate potassium with bananas, calcium with bone health, and sodium with blood pressure. But magnesium is an incredibly versatile and important nutrient that many doctors, nutritionists, and researchers believe is the single most important nutrient for human health.
It is essential for over 300 different chemical reactions in the body, including maintaining your energy level, helping you relax, and sustaining the health of your heart and blood vessels. Unfortunately, in most of the developed world, magnesium deficiency is probably the most common nutritional deficiency. Because it has so many crucial functions, and because it appears to protect us from serious conditions that are most prevalent in the developed world, magnesium really is the “miracle mineral.”
What is this “miracle mineral” good for?
- Alleviating Constipation
- Lowering & Maintaining Blood Pressure
- Healthy Bones
- Regulates Heart Muscle
- Protects Blood Vessels
- Natural Blood Thinner
- Prevents Blood Clots, Strokes, Heart Attacks
- May Prevent Diabetes
- Helps With Focus & Memory
- Improves Sleep & Helps with Insomnia
- Regulates Testosterone Levels in Men
- Regulates Estrogen Levels in Women
- Relieves Muscle Cramps
- Helps with Restless Leg Syndrome
- Can Cure Some Forms of Chronic Pain if Caused by Trigger Points (Muscles Knotting)
- Improves Symptoms of IBS
- The list goes on……
Where Do We Get Magnesium Naturally?
“As with all minerals in foods, the mineral has to be present in the soil where the food is grown. The best food sources of magnesium are beans, especially soy; whole grains, including bran; nuts like almonds and brazil nuts; and seeds, including flaxseed, sesame, and sunflower. Dry cocoa powder, and thus dark chocolate, is also a great (and incredibly tasty!) source.”