Poop BETTER And 6 Other Important Reasons Why YOU Need MAGNESIUM
By Lindsay Sibson
I’ve said this before… and I will say it again.
I like to poop.
Yes, I am a girl and I poop.
I’ve spent the past 15 years of my life on a ninja-like mission to figure out how to make my broken digestive system work better.
I’ve been to multiple doctors. I’ve had cameras shoved up and down places I don’t care to mention – ALL in the name of trying to figure me out.
Therefore, when I unearth a new “thing” that can help regulate my system, I get super excited like a kid on Christmas morning.
I’ve recently unwrapped the gift of MAGNESIUM. Let me tell you how it works…
WHAT Is MAGNESIUM?
- It’s the 2nd most abundant element inside human cells
- It serves hundreds of functions within your body’s cells
- It’s a macro-mineral that is needed in your body in large quantities
WHY You Need MAGNESIUM
- Without magnesium, you cannot produce ENERGY
- It is necessary to maintain cell life
- Vital to enzyme activity and enabling biochemical processes
- Regulates over 300 biochemical reactions in your body
Here Are 7 Signs You Are Not Getting Enough Magnesium
1. Sleep Troubles: Your body’s magnesium levels naturally drop at night. Therefore, if you are already low in magnesium, you may have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Magnesium plays a vital role in how well your central nervous system functions and helps your body relax. When you are deficient in magnesium, your body has a difficult time calming down.
2. Constipation: Magnesium helps you to relax your bowels, which promotes smooth and frequent bowel movements. It pulls water from your bowels and makes it easier for the number 2 to move through you. When you are low in magnesium, your intestines are prone to contract more, which makes it challenging for waste to move through your body.
3. Irregular Heartbeat: When your magnesium levels are low, it is difficult for your muscles to function efficiently. Considering your heart is a muscle, without enough magnesium, your heart may struggle to contract correctly! This can lead to developing an irregular heartbeat. Learn more about how to protect your heart with magnesium HERE.
4. Anxiety: If you are deficient in magnesium, your central nervous system can send you warning signs in the form of feeling anxious, worried, or unsettled. Taking 200mg of magnesium daily will help your adrenal hormones stay balanced and calm.
5. Muscle Cramps: Magnesium is considered the “relaxation mineral” because of its ability to relax your muscles and body. When you don’t have enough magnesium in your system, it can result in painful muscle spasms and involuntary contractions.
6. Chocolate Cravings: Dark chocolate is an incredible source of magnesium, with at least 24% of your daily requirements in 1 square! If you become obsessed with getting your chocolate fix, it could mean that what you really need is a healthy dose of magnesium!
7. High Blood Pressure: Magnesium is important to dilate and relax your blood vessels. Therefore, when you are lacking this important mineral, your blood vessels are prone to constrict more – leading to higher blood pressure.
Other Possible Signs You Are Not Getting Enough Magnesium: Irritability, autism, ADHD, headaches, sensitivity to loud noises, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, asthma, kidney stones, obesity, osteoporosis, irritable bowel syndrome, PMS, trouble swallowing and irritable bladder.
HOW To Get MAGNESIUM
1. Eat Foods HIGH In Magnesium
- Pecans, walnuts, brazil nuts, almonds, cashews
- Wheat bran, wheat germ, buckwheat
- Dandelion greens
- Dates, figs
2. Take Magnesium Supplements
- 300 mg per day
- Most absorbable forms: magnesium citrate, glycinate taurate, or aspartate.
- AVOID: magnesium carbonate, sulfate, gluconate and oxide. They are poorly absorbed and often the most cheap and common forms.
- Diarrhea is a side effect from too much magnesium – take magnesium glycinate to avoid this problem.
3. Take A Hot Bath With Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate)
- An excellent way to absorb magnesium (and relaxing, too!)
- 1 cup epsom salt + 1 cup baking soda + 10-20 drops essential oils (optional – lavender is great for relaxation!) – soak for 20+ minutes
Magnesium is a powerful mineral that is necessary for excellent health and vitality!
Start today by taking a magnesium supplement or incorporating one of the magnesium-rich foods mentioned above into your diet.
BUT don’t stop there… SHARE this article now with your network to increase the awareness of this incredibly important mineral!
Source: Food Matters
Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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