We all know that it’s very important for all of us to consume enough calcium, Vitamin C and protein through our diet. But, sometimes, we forget about the other crucial vitamins and minerals. Fortunately, magnesium is becoming more and more well-known and appreciated in the medical and nutrition communities. But still, the medical experts say that magnesium is still one of the most common nutritional deficiencies, affecting up to 80% of the American population, and that’s something to be very concerned about. Magnesium is a mineral that is present in relatively large amounts in the body. Researchers estimate that the average person’s body contains about 25 grams of magnesium, and about half of that is in the bones. 1% of it is in your blood. Magnesium is very important in more than 300 chemical reactions that keep the body working properly.
Magnesium is responsible for:
- Proper transportation of calcium, silica, vitamin D, vitamin K, and obviously magnesium.
- Activating muscles and nerves
- Creating energy in the body
- Helping digest proteins, carbohydrates, and fats
- Serves as building blocks for RNA and DNA synthesis
- Acting as a precursor for neurotransmitters like serotonin
UNFORTUNATELY, many people around the world still don’t know that they suffer from magnesium deficiency. Well, when you have insufficient amounts of this mineral in your organism, this can be the cause and the reason for many different health problems, such as: anxiety, memory loss, muscle cramps – and the regular consumption of this vitamin can help you with many other things as well. The modern farming techniques deplete mineral and vitamins from the soil in which your food is grown. This is especially true for fields treated with chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides.
How to Get More Magnesium
Your first option is magnesium supplements. Many people take magnesium supplements, but they don’t always take the right kind. Many different studies have discovered in the aspartate, citrate, lactate, and chloride forms is absorbed more completely and is more bioavailable than magnesium oxide and magnesium sulfate. They should also contain calcium, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 to be absorbed properly. You should also know that regular Epsom salt baths or foot baths are a great way get more magnesium since it can be absorbed through your skin. You can also apply magnesium oil on your body if you dislike baths.
Homemade Magnesium Lotion – RECIPE:
You’ll need the following ingredients:
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup magnesium chloride
- Mix these 2 ingredients.
- Rub this lotion on the affected area.
- Leave it on for 5 minutes.
- That’s it!
NOTE: you can also add shea butter in this mixture and use it as a daily moisturizing cream.