Why is Magnesium considered crucial for the Human body? 

Magnesium is a key factor in making several parts of the body run smoothly: the heart, bones, muscles, nerves, and others. Without enough magnesium, these areas malfunction. It is one of the major minerals which our bodies need in relatively large amounts to keep healthy. It’s naturally present in a variety of foods, available as a supplement, and an ingredient in antacids and laxatives. The mineral plays a vital role in assisting more than 300 enzymes in carrying out various chemical reactions in the body, such as building proteins and strong bones, regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, muscles as well as nerve functions. 

One of the key roles of magnesium is to make sure that our cells have enough energy to perform their roles. It also acts as an electrical conductor that contracts muscles and makes the heart beat steadily. This mineral is also needed to help form our genetic material (DNA and RNA). More than half of the magnesium in our body is stored in bones, and the remaining in various tissues throughout the body. 

How can magnesium be obtained from food? 

Magnesium is widely distributed in plants, animal foods, and in beverages. In general, foods containing dietary fiber provide magnesium. Magnesium is also added to some breakfast cereals and other fortified foods. Some types of food processing, such as refining grains in ways that remove the nutrient-rich germ and bran, lower magnesium content substantially. Tap, mineral, and bottled waters can also be sources of magnesium, but the amount of magnesium in water varies from region to region. 

Magnesium is found in plant foods like legumes, dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and fortified cereals. It is also in fish, poultry, and beef. Other foods that are good sources of magnesium are:

● Fruits (such as bananas, dried apricots, and avocados) ● Green leafy vegetables ( such as Spinach, Broccoli) 

● Nuts and seeds (such as almonds, cashews, peanuts, raisins and, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds) 

● Peas and beans (such as kidney beans and black beans) ● Soy products (such as soy flour and tofu) 

● Whole grains (such as brown rice, oatmeal, and millet) 

● Milk and Yoghurt 

● Dark chocolate, cocoa powder 

● Edamame 

For disease prevention, a good rule of thumb is to eat a daily diet that includes some magnesium-rich foods and take a supplement if directed by a physician to correct a deficiency if blood levels are low. 

Recommended Amounts: The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adults 19-51+ years is 400-420 mg daily for men and 310-320 mg for women. Pregnancy requires about 350-360 mg daily and lactation 310-320 mg. 

Magnesium as a Dietary Supplement 

Magnesium supplements are available in a variety of forms, including magnesium oxide, citrate, and chloride. Liquid types like magnesium citrate or chloride may be better absorbed than solid tablets like magnesium oxide and sulfate. Magnesium can have a laxative effect at high doses and is also sold as a laxative in the form of magnesium hydroxide. Magnesium

hydroxide is also an ingredient in some popular antacids to treat heartburn and upset stomachs. 

Are you getting enough MAGNESIUM?

Ionic Magnesium Powder helps with symptoms of low magnesium

  • Tension, irritability, restless nights… 
  • Body pain, muscle cramps, headaches, and migraines…
  • Sound familiar? These are all signs of low magnesium.
  • This essential mineral doesn’t just make us feel calmer, more rested, and ready to take on the day. 
  • Magnesium is also key for heart health and total wellness for men, women, and children of all ages.


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