Did you know that it is estimated that over 75% of Americans are Magnesium deficient? That's right.. over 75%! How is it that a country that is so developed and has so many resources deficient in one of that key minerals that keeps our bodies functioning properly?
When working with clients, I often suggested Magnesium as a supplement that they might want to consider. I was often met with people telling me "Well I'm taking 400 mg of Magnesium a day! There is no way I would need it."
The most common question I would ask? "Which form are you taking?"
Most of the time I was met with a blank stare. That's when I had the opportunity to educate!
There is a laundry list of symptoms of Magnesium deficiency--- but one thing you should know is Magnesium nourishes the nerves and is known as "The Relaxer".
There are many factors in magnesium deficiency.. from poor diet, the depletion of the soil our food grows in, high stress, and more. There could be genetic factors as well.
What if I told you my body has a very difficult time absorbing Magnesium-- almost all forms. This makes my autonomic & heart condition tricky because if I don't have enough Magnesium in my body... my heart can go a little crazy. About 6 years ago I had been so depleted of Magnesium and my heart was so out of control that the doctors in the ER put me on a Magnesium drip-- once I was admitted into the hospital I had another Magnesium drip. My heart was under control within 24 hours.
Another time I was put on Magnesium, about 8 years ago, was right after a closed head injury due to a car accident. My face hit the steering wheel & I cracked my cheekbone (ouch). I lost some short term memory and had a tough time making sense of things. I saw a neurologist who put me on high doses of magnesium for 2 weeks--- it was life changing!
Below is a list of different forms of Magnesium & what they do! You can find these for purchase by clicking on each form of Magnesium.
Magnesium Chloride: detoxing, proper kidney function, and metabolism. It was actually used during WWI as an antiseptic. It is known for better heart health, mental relaxation, physical relaxation, improved bone health, better digestion, and treats migranes.
Magnesium Citrate: *not really recommended* it can cause iron dysregulation & other health issues.
Magnesium Glycinate: relaxing, great absorption rate, great for people with leaky gut, treatment of nerve pain. This is one of the easiest forms to assimilate. It does not cause loose stools like many other magnesium supplements. It is wonderful for people with leg cramps during the night or RLS.
Magnesium Malate: energizing, treatment of muscle pain & fibromyalgia . It offers a higher bioavilability than oxides and suflates. Also offers malic acid, which promotes cellular energy production.
Magnesium Oxide: wonderful in small doses throughout the day to support the body with natural functions.
Magnesium Sulfate: best in small doses, like a bath or foot soak- you might know it as Epsom Salts. It is also used as an injection is also used for pediatric acute nephritis and to prevent seizures in severe pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, or toxemia of pregnancy.
Magnesium Taurate & Orotate: Cardiovascular Health
Magnesium Threonate: treats brain injuries, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and neuro conditions. It's been found that the ion in magnsium threonate enhances 300 different enzymes-- which is needed, useful, in synapse production.
Magnesium Water: improves absorption of magnesium in the body.
Do you take Magnesium daily? Which forms? What is your experience with with Magnesium?
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My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.