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2024-06-19 09:38:52

The REAL Reason We Need Magnesium

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I'd like to talk to you about the real reason why we need magnesium .

Now most people know that magnesium is good for leg cramps .

It's good for stress relaxation .

It's good to help you sleep .

It has anti inflammatory properties .

So if they have sore muscles , they'll they might take some magnesium .

They might even know that it supports healthy blood sugars and that it is one of the main electrolytes to keep the heart in rhythm , and it works with calcium to support bone and muscle physiology .

And if they've ever watched my video , they know it also supports ATP , the energy currency of the entire cell .

So it's necessary in producing energy .

And if you don't have magnesium , you're gonna be tired .

But a very , very important function of magnesium is to support your arteries .

Okay ?

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Especially the inner lining of the arteries called the endothelial layer , and magnesium is needed to produce certain compounds to keep the arteries at a certain tone .

Magnesium is a potent vasodilator , and it helps other compounds to keep the arteries soft so they don't get so stiff .

Also , magnesium works with other compounds to inhibit platelet formation .

So this is to avoid thrombosis or a clot .

Now since the number one cause of death in the world is heart disease , it might be a good idea to know a little bit more about magnesium .

In fact , the FDA recently allowed a health claim for magnesium .

So this is what they allow us to claim .

Consuming diets with adequate magnesium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure , hypertension .

However , the FDA has concluded that the evidence is inconsistent and inconclusive .

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Now , of course , they need to say that , because there's so many other variables involved .

I mean , just by taking magnesium when you're on a high carb , high sugar diet is not gonna do anything .

So it's extremely difficult to isolate , the cause and effect relationship with nutrients , when you have so many other factors involved , especially the diet .

But the point is we know that magnesium has a huge effect on our cardiovascular system .

And we also know that if we're severely deficient in magnesium , we get depression , apathy , severe cramps , and tetany of the muscle , which is that twitching , weakness , and even convulsions .

So that's all really interesting .

But did you also know that 66% of the population does not even get the minimum requirements of magnesium from their diet ?

And magnesium levels have been dropping over the last 50 years , especially in the soils and then in the plant and then the animals that eat the plants .

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Not to mention that 80% of magnesium is lost when you process foods .

And if you look at all the refined foods , you'd be lucky to find any magnesium in those foods .

So where do we get magnesium ?

Well , guess what ?

Magnesium is at the center of chlorophyll , and chlorophyll is that green stuff in plants .

It is responsible for something called photosynthesis , where plants take light and convert it into chemical energy as fuel , carbohydrates , as in proteins .

And in the photosynthesis process , the waste product is oxygen , which is not a waste for us .

It's their waste , but our benefit .

But the question is how much of this chlorophyll do we actually get in our diets ?

An average person , it's about 1 and a half cups of vegetable per day when we actually need a lot more , especially if we're trying to get magnesium .

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Now we can get magnesium from grains , but , of course , it's they're just too high in carbohydrate .

So one of the best sources of magnesium is leafy greens , anywhere we have chlorophyll .

You can also get magnesium in meats , in nuts , in seeds , in seafood , and even berries .

But there's not much magnesium in dairy products .

Dairy products have more calcium .

Now if you're deciding to take , a magnesium supplement , there are several forms that I don't recommend .

One would be the oxide form .

Another form I don't recommend is magnesium hydroxide , as well as magnesium carbonate and magnesium sulfate .

I don't recommend any of those forms .

The forms that are okay would be like magnesium citrate , which is , easily absorbed .

It's good for cramps .

It's good for headaches .

But one of the problems if you take too much , it creates a laxative effect .

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Another form , of magnesium would be magnesium threonate , which is really good , to support your brain and cognitive functions .

One of the cons of that , form is that it's very expensive , but that one targets the brain .

Another form that I like is called magnesium bisglycinate .

Now many times people wanna know what's the difference between magnesium glycinate versus magnesium glycinate .

Well , the answer is there is no difference .

They're both the same .

Now the reason I like this form is that it's very easy to absorb .

It's good for cramping .

It's good to help support healthy blood sugars .

It's good for stress .

It's good for relaxation .

It's good to help you calm down , and it doesn't have the laxative side effects that many other forms have .

And the amino acid that they use to , formulate this compound , glycine , has its own benefit of supporting sleep , decreasing daytime sleepiness , and making you feel really relaxed .

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And if you want more information about that type of magnesium , I put a link down below .

Then we have magnesium aurotate .

This one's really good for pro athletes .

It improves energy , but this one is also very expensive as well .

But if you're an athlete , this one might be the one that you wanna take .

Then we have magnesium taurate .

Magnesium taurate is really good if you have blood sugar issues , if you're a diabetic .

That's the one I would recommend .

And lastly , we have magnesium malate , which is really good to support fibromyalgia .

So now you know more about magnesium .

Now I think it would be appropriate for you to watch this video on calcium .

Check it out .

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