To stomp the ignorance associated with this valuable nutrient, here are 10 things you probably don’t know about magnesium.
To stomp the ignorance associated with this valuable nutrient, here are 10 things you probably don’t know about magnesium.

10 Interesting Facts About Magnesium

Magnesium is natural nutrient the body needs to thrive. In fact, it's the second most prevalent electrolyte, and yet it's one of the most undervalued nutrients available, as shared by Daniella Paciera, LDN, RD, CCN, presenter of last year's webinar "Magnesium – An Undervalued Essential Nutrient."

But just how beneficial is this mineral, you ask? According to the National Institutes of Health, magnesium plays a key role in regulating biochemical reactions in more than 600 enzyme systems in the body. It's also necessary for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation and glycolysis, and it contributes to structural development of bones and the transportation of calcium and potassium across cell membranes. Essentially, without magnesium, your body would find it difficult to thrive.

10 Interesting Facts About Magnesium
To stomp out the ignorance associated with this valuable nutrient, here are 10 things you probably don't know in regard to magnesium:

1. Between 70 and 80 percent of all Americans are magnesium-deficient, according to Orthomolecular Medicine News Service.

2. By consuming too much calcium, you can deplete magnesium levels in the body.

3. Magnesium is vital for virtually every major body system, including brain function, muscles and organs, glands and hormones, bone structure, the cardiovascular system, the digestive system and the nervous system.

Try our Magnesium Complex today.Try our Magnesium Complex today.

4. Those who are magnesium-deficient are more likely to develop chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol levels and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as  experience symptoms like harsh migraines and heartburn. Additionally, those who take medication to treat such conditions deplete magnesium in the body.

5.  According to vegetarian lifestyle blog Love To Know, magnesium makes up less than 0.1 percent of the body, which gives new meaning to the phrase "a little bit goes a long way."

6. Consuming too much magnesium through food cannot harm you, because the kidneys eliminate excess amounts, according to the NIH. But taking high doses through supplements can cause issues likes cramping, nausea and diarrhea.

7. Magnesium is essential for the production of RNA and DNA.

8. Magnesium aids absorption of vitamins D and B6 and converts B1 into its active form.

9. A magnesium deficiency can impact a woman during the menstrual cycle – increasing symptoms like depression, moodiness and cramps.

10. While magnesium is known to be abundant in green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, modern farming often depletes soil, which makes taking a magnesium supplement critical.

Note: Though we stated that most commercially purchased foods that are normally high in magnesium may be deficient due to modern farming processes, this doesn't mean you can't get any magnesium from your favorite vegetables and other plant-based food options. If you grow sustenance from your garden – or know your farmer personally and understand how he or she takes care of the soil – you can rely on a plant-based diet to provide a multitude of magnesium. Some of the best sources include leafy greens, such as spinach, chard and kale; nuts; seeds; legumes; sea vegetables; broccoli; beets; bananas and some organic whole grains.

Start Taking Our Magnesium Complex
Are you convinced that magnesium is a top-tier nutrient you need to prioritize? Then consider our Magnesium Complex supplement. Our formula is a blend of magnesium succinate, magnesium taurinate, magnesium malate and magnesium aspartate, a chemical combination that increases its ability to be absorbed rapidly. With this supplement, you can support your cardiovascular health, maintain normal blood sugar levels, improve bone structure and strength and more. So stop wondering how you can enhance your overall health and bodily functioning, and start taking our Magnesium Complex today!

Check Also

sliced rye bread on cutting board

5 Steps to a Healthy Gut Without Expensive Food or Pills

If you’ve ever experienced indigestion, a gurgling stomach, or problems coming out the other end, ...

5 comments

  1. When working in Appalachia with drug addicts in Recovery, many of my clients complained of leg cramps at night. I said “Im going to help you cure them in less than a week — buy a bottle of magnesium and your cramps will be gone. I cant even begin to tell you how many of them said “its a miracle – leg cramps are gone”. They were so grateful. I would then say “now add something green to your diet and lots of other problems will clear up”. Its so sad that people are suffering and they dont know why.

    I also recently went to a vegan potluck here on Cape Cod. It was wonderful but everyone was complaining about right wing Christian people because they dont care about the planet. Plenty of Trump and Christian bashing. Not being shy I told them all about we Christians who are all about GENESIS 1:29 – God’s original plan – and being raw or vegan has nothing to do with being a left or right wing person. They were all amazed that there is a huge revolution in Christianity to go back to God’s original plan for our health. It was a great opportunity to educate people, and give a little biblical wisdom as well.

    I have a great bumper sticker on my car now – I customized it — in huge letters it says GENESIS 1:29 – and underneath – GO VEGAN. People comment on it all the time asking “what does Genesis 1:29 have to do with diet?” I get to talk about God and health because of my bumper sticker, all the time!

  2. It was helpful to learn that too much calcium can deplete the body of magnesium. I have also hear that sugar and stress can deplete the body of magnesium.

    I agree that the majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Another reason for being deficient in magnesium and other vitamins and minerals is digestive disorders. Many people do not absorb the magnesium they need from their foods because their digestive system is impaired.

    Good for you Denise because of the way you are speaking up, helping people, and living the vegan lifestyle.

  3. This was some helpful information. I did not realize that by consuming too much calcium, you can deplete magnesium levels in the body. I had read before that magnesium is known to be abundant in green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, modern farming often depletes soil, which makes taking a magnesium supplement critical. I love taking my magnesium at night it helps me rest real good. This was some good information.

  4. Carolyn B, Calhoun

    Thanks for this great information about Magnesium. I take my Magnesium every night. It just seems to help greatly with telling my muscles and bones…It’s time to rest now. Also I wasn’t aware that too much Calcium will deplete you Magnesium in the body.

  5. Thank you for all the great information. I have always known magnesium is a good supplement to help with rest and relaxation. It’s good to know several more of the benefits.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *