Whenever I review a Blood Chemistry Analysis Functional Health Report with one of our Wellness members, I am always keenly aware of their Magnesium level. I LOVE Magnesium and here are just a few reasons why:
1. Magnesium is required for the healthy function of most cells, especially your heart, kidneys and muscles.
2. Low magnesium is a powerful predictor of heart disease and recent research shows even subclinical magnesium deficiency can compromise your cardiovascular health.
3. Low magnesium will impede your cellular metabolic function and is a component necessary for the activation of vitamin D.
4. Top reasons to optimize your magnesium level include optimization and regulation of vitamin D, preventing migraines and depression, improving brain plasticity and protecting your heart health.
5. Magnesium is also important for the prevention of kidney and liver damage, bacterial and fungal infections, impotence, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, premenstrual syndrome, osteoporosis, muscle cramps, Type 2 diabetes, bowel cancer and mortality from all causes.
Anyone who has attended one of my free dinner seminars has heard my story as to why I changed from being an attorney to becoming a doctor of chiropractic medicine. I was a severe migraine sufferer. According to some statistics, migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world, affecting an estimated 1 billion people. While the root cause for migraines continues to be debated, certain nutritional deficiencies have been found to exacerbate the condition and magnesium deficiency ranks high on this list, as does vitamin D deficiency. I recommend taking magnesium threonate as an oral supplement due to it’s superior absorbability as compared to other forms of magnesium and its superior ability to cross the blood-brain barrier.
I also love learning that magnesium is more effective than antidepressants for depression! It also aids in normalizing blood pressure. The importance of magnesium becomes even more evident when you consider it is involved in more than 600 different biochemical reactions in your body.