Magnesium: Why Your Body Is Craving It

Magnesium, vitamin C, and sodium. My favourite three musketeers. 

The first two create a gentle GI tract cleansing, the third helps the body maintain an alkaline environment (cleans up your arteries). The vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant. 
Magnesium. A mineral.

How important is magnesium?

It regulates, maintains, generates, and aids the body in a wide variety of ways. 

Regulates: muscles, nerves, and calcium 

Maintains: proper blood pressure and blood sugars. 

Generates: protein, bone, and DNA

Aids: sleep and relaxation 

Helping your body absorb magnesium is trickier than expected. Too much or too little calcium, medical causes such as diabetes, Celiac, Crohn’s disease, alcoholism, and some medical drugs that block absorption all play huge factors in your body being able to welcome the good stuff!

North American soil is low in magnesium making our future crops even more magnesium deficient. 

Crohns and Celiac sensitivity can create magnesium depletion via diahrrea. 

Growing old: Birthday disease can hinder your body from absorbing magnesium as well. 

When you’re aren’t getting enough magnesium signs show up. Long term deficiency shows:

  1. Nausea
  2. Vomiting 
  3. Loss of appetite 
  4. Fatigue 
  5. Muscle spasms/cramps

Extreme deficiency:

  1. Tingling 
  2. Numbness 
  3. Seizures
  4. Heart skipping a beat

How much magnesium do we need?

Adult men: no more than 420mg/day.

Adult women: no more than 320mg/day. 

Vitamin C.

Some animals can produce it. Human beings can’t. The best form is fruits and veggies, but a high quality, plant based one that has magnesium and sodium works the best. If you don’t see signs of improvement or possibly you feel a little sick at the beginning you will know it’s working. Vitamin C is also an excellent antioxidant that helps your body fight the intruders. 

Sodium is a mineral and electrolyte. It helps the body balance the water levels inside and out of ALL the cells in your body. 

Sodium is important for muscle and nerve operation. 

Sodium levels are controlled by hormones called aldersterone made by the adrenal glands.

Joleen Friesen. 

Sources: WebMD, WikiHow

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