Magnesium – Are You Getting Enough?
Written By Go Vita
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According to the Bureau of Statistics around a third of Australians don’t get enough magnesium. That’s not good considering magnesium is used by every organ in the body. New transdermal magnesium products provide another option for boosting your levels.
Magnesium is an essential nutrient and required in more than 300 chemical reactions in your body. It is essential for proper muscle and nerve function; works with calcium to maintain healthy bones; is necessary for energy production; helps to regulate blood vessel tone and blood pressure; and is involved in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
Your body needs the right amount of magnesium for you to sleep properly and relax. If it’s too low or high, you may suffer from sleep disturbance.
Dietary sources of magnesium include green vegetables, legumes, peas, beans, and nuts; but highly refined or processed foods contain very little magnesium, one of the reasons why, we as a nation, are so deficient.
Symptoms of magnesium deficiency
Classic indicators that your body is running low on magnesium include muscle tics, twitches, spasms, and cramps; fatigue and muscle weakness; anxiety; irregular heartbeat and high blood pressure.
How do you know if you’re deficient?
Normal blood tests can be ineffective in measuring magnesium levels, as generally, it is present in your blood at a level of less than one percent. Add to this the fact that your blood levels can go up and down dramatically within an hour. Hair analysis is a much more reliable test for your magnesium levels.
Applying magnesium daily may increase your overall magnesium levels and relieve the symptoms associated with magnesium deficiency. With topical magnesium, you not only get your daily magnesium supplement, but you can also specifically target areas where you have pain. The key to topical application of magnesium is that it bypasses processing by the liver. Transdermal Magnesium Spray delivers high levels of magnesium directly through the skin to the cellular level, bypassing common intestinal symptoms, such as diarrhea, which may sometimes be associated with oral use.