Magnesium

If you suffer from any or all of the following concerns, it is more than likely that increasing your daily magnesium intake could be beneficial in treatment management.

Headaches/ migraine
Restless legs syndrome
Fatigue or insomnia
High blood pressure
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Muscle cramping
Asthma
Diabetes
Osteoporosis
High cholesterol
Pre-eclampsia (pregnancy-induced hypertension)

What is Magnesium?
Magnesium is an essential mineral required by every organ in the body for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, keeping a healthy immune system, maintaining heart rhythm, and building strong bones. It is also essential in activating vitamins B and D, relaxing muscles, regulating calcium levels and helping blood to clot and is required for the important function of insulin secretion.

How you can increase your intake…
Adults require about 300 to 400 milligrams a day and should you consume too much, the body will typically excrete the excess as diarrhea.
Many of us have a deficiency of magnesium in our diets. Here is a list of top 10 natural foods that are magnesium rich!
·      Dark green leafy vegetables such a spinach (cooked), chard and kale
·      Nuts and seeds; in particular pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds and almonds, brazil nuts and cashews
·      Dried seaweed such as wakame, kombu and kelp, spirulina
·      Beans and lentils including soybeans and chickpeas
·      Whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, bulgar, buckwheat, pearl barley, bran and oats
·      Fish and meat (organic preferably)
·      Bananas
·      Avocados and artichokes
·      Polenta
·      Dark chocolate – cacao the superfood!

When you can’t obtain enough magnesium from your diet…
Supplements are a fabulous way to boost the intake of magnesium and ensure levels are at their optimum.
For the best quality powder, tablet and topical magnesium supplements, purchase magnesium through a registered healthcare professional.