While diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle are the primary keys to True Wellness, it is often difficult to get everything our bodies need. Quality supplementation in the correct quantity and format is often required.
Today in the spotlight is Magnesium - a mineral that my body requires daily in supplement form in order to achieve my True Wellness.
From Mark Hyman, MD: "Think of magnesium as the relaxation mineral.
You must have magnesium for your cells to make energy, for many different chemical pumps to work, to stabilize membranes, and to help muscles relax.
The reason we are so deficient is simple: Many of us eat a diet that contains practically no magnesium — a highly-processed, refined diet that is based mostly on white flour, meat, and dairy (all of which have no magnesium).
Anything that is tight, irritable, crampy, and stiff — whether it is a body part or an even a mood — is a sign of magnesium deficiency.
Including the following in your diet as often as you can:
Kelp, wheat bran, wheat germ, almonds, cashews, buckwheat, brazil nuts, dulse, filberts, millet, pecans, walnuts, rye, tofu, soy beans, brown rice, figs, dates, collard greens, shrimp, avocado, parsley, beans, barley, dandelion greens, and garlic.
I also highly recommend a daily magnesium supplement.
The most absorbable forms are magnesium citrate, glycinate taurate, or aspartate, although magnesium bound to Kreb cycle chelates (malate, succinate, fumarate) are also good. To properly absorb magnesium we need a lot of it in our diet, plus enough vitamin B6, vitamin D, and selenium to get the job done.
Avoid magnesium carbonate, sulfate, gluconate, and oxide. They are poorly absorbed (and the cheapest and most common forms found in supplements)."
There are several different indicators of Magnesium deficiency that can be seen in Live Blood Analysis. Could you benefit from Mg supplementation? BOOK an analysis and find out!