Magnesium is one of the most important minerals and one that almost every organ in the human body needs, it is also a cofactor for most of the biological pathways in the body. But did you know that most of us aren’t getting enough of it?
One of the most common symptoms of a magnesium deficiency is muscle aches, pains and spasms. Other high contenders are fatigue, insomnia and inappropriate reactions to stress, sometimes even manifesting through anxiety and depression.
Magnesium helps in balancing not only reproductive hormones but also our stress hormones. It’s critical for nervous system function and helps to regulate electrical impulses in the cells.
Taking a high quality magnesium supplement can help support your musculoskeletal system from the inside out. It is regularly recommended by health practitioners due to the great results when used in combination with chiropractic, remedial massage and myotherapy visits.
In an ideal world we wouldn’t need any supplementation, and many people choose to eat wholefoods and a plant based diet to obtain their nutritional needs. However, unfortunately in the world we live in our soils are depleted in magnesium. This is due to over farming, parasites and chemical fertilizers that are used in the soil which deplete the soil.
We also unfortunately don’t get to eat fresh food anymore as a lot of the fresh produce we think is ‘fresh’ has been in cold storage for weeks to months. The longer the shelf life of the food you are eating, the lower nutritional complex of the product. Food is also handled, prepared and processed so these operations have the potential to deplete the nutritional complex of the food.
Other things in our lifestyles that heavily deplete our stores of magnesium are alcohol, coffee, drugs such as antibiotics or the contraceptive pill, and last of all the big one.. sugar! Sugar requires an abundance of magnesium for it to be broken down.