Benefits of magnesium

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What is magnesium?

Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for the body.

It is mainly stored in the bones, teeth and muscles.

This trace element plays a role in over 400 metabolic reactions.

It is not synthesized by the body: we need to obtain it from our diet.

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Benefits

Both adults and children need some magnesium.

It is required for :

  • The nervous system.
  • The production of energy by the cells.
  • The immune system.
  • Bones.
  • Muscles.
  • Teeth.

In case of illness, a magnesium tablet immediately stimulates the body.

This mineral also has the ability to help polarise us energetically, i.e. to rebalance the body’s vital energy.

Should I take magnesium?

Do I have a deficiency?

Magnesium deficiency

The recommended daily intake for an adult is on average 283 mg of magnesium.

Sportsmen and women have additional needs, as exercise requires more.

However, 92% of the Western population is deficient.

Here are the main reasons:

  • Soil depletion.
  • Insufficient fresh food, seeds and legumes.
  • Lack of vitamin D, which is essential for the intestinal absorption of magnesium.
  • Consumption of alcohol and soft drinks.
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Symptoms

The main signs of a deficiency can be:

  • Tiredness (can also be caused by zinc or iron deficiency).
  • Twitching eyelids.
  • Arrhythmia.
  • Shaking.
  • Tingling.
  • Restless legs syndrome.
  • Headaches.
  • Sleep disorders.
  • Stress.

How to supplement?

Here are the main recommended magnesium supplementation.

Bioavailability means the rate of absorption by the blood. The rest is rejected in the urine.

FormeBiodisponibilité
Magnesium sulphate / Epsom salt+++
Marine magnesium+++
Magnesium bisglycinate
(combining glycine)
+++
Magnesium citrate+++
Magnesium chloride+++
Magnesium aspartate++
Magnesium gluconate++
Magnesium hydroxide+
Magnesium malate+
Magnesium oxide+
Oil seeds+
Legumes+

How to know if I need magnesium?

The easiest way is to ask the body directly.

There are several tools, such as the muscle test, that allow you to communicate with your body.

That’s how I know when to take food supplements.

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Conclusion

What are the benefits of magnesium?

Magnesium is an essential mineral, especially for the nervous system and energy production.

However, most people are deficient.

By asking the body, it is possible to find out if we need a magnesium supplement.

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