Everyone knows that we need to consume sufficient amounts of all the nutrients, including vitamin C, calcium, and protein through our diet. However, sometimes we forget about some very important vitamins and minerals.
It is good to know that magnesium has become one of the best-known and appreciated nutrients in the medical and nutrition communities.
Nevertheless, according to the medical experts, magnesium is still one of the most common nutritional deficiencies, affecting up to eighty percent of the American population, and this is a fact we should be concerned about.
This mineral is present in relatively large quantities in the body, and according to the estimations of the researchers, the average person’s body contains nearly 25 grams of magnesium, and around half of that is present in the bones.
Only one percent of this quantity is in the blood. Magnesium is very significant and it takes part in over 300 chemical reactions that keep the body working appropriately.
Here are the processes magnesium is responsible for:
- Activation of the muscles and nerves
- Proper transportation of silica, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin D, and of course, magnesium
- Creation of energy in the body
- Boosting the process of digestion of proteins, fats, and carbs
- Magnesium acts as a precursor for neurotransmitters, including serotonin
- Magnesium serves as building block for synthesis of RNA and DNA]
Unluckily, a great number of people around the world are still unaware that they suffer from magnesium deficiency.
In case that you lack this mineral and your body does not get the proper amounts of it, you will face numerous different health problems, including: memory loss, anxiety, muscle cramps. If you consume magnesium on a regular basis and in sufficient amounts, it will help you with numerous other things as well.
The modern techniques and methods used in farming and manufacturing deplete minerals and vitamins from the soil the food we eat grows in. this particularly goes for fields treated with chemical fertilizers, insecticides, and pesticides.
How to Get More Magnesium
One of the simplest options is to get magnesium supplements. Even though many people use magnesium supplements in their diet, they do not always choose the right kind. There are numerous studies that have found out that chloride, aspartate, citrate, and lactate forms of magnesium supplements are more efficient and more bioavailable than magnesium oxide and magnesium sulfate.
Moreover, the supplements that contain calcium, vitamin K2 and vitamin D3 as well are even better and more properly absorbed. Another great way to take in greater amounts of magnesium is to make Epsom salt baths or foot baths on a regular basis, as this mineral is easily absorbed through the skin.
If you do not like baths, you can apply magnesium oil onto your body and thus absorb this mineral.
Homemade Magnesium Lotion – RECIPE:
Here are the ingredients you will need:
- A cup of magnesium chloride
- Three cups of water
- Combine the ingredients to make a mixture
- Rub the mixture onto the affected area
- Let the lotion on for about five minutes
- That’s all you need to do
Note: you can add shea butter to this lotion as well and then use this mixture as a moisturizing cream on a daily basis.