This 100% organic magnesium chloride comes from deep in the ocean and is highly absorbable. Best taken before bed, just dilute one teaspoon in water.
Magnesium is a mineral that is essential for proper functioning of the body. Magnesium is found inside every living cell in the body. Magnesium is alkaline and it binds acids in the body, regulating acid-alkaline balance. Some of the major functions of magnesium in the body are: calcium, potassium, sodium and vitamin C utilization, activation of B vitamins, efficient production of enzymes, cardiac function, relaxation of muscles including the heart muscle, metabolism of carbohydrates, conversion of blood sugar into energy, bone formation, aid in proper insulin production and for prevention of aging in the cells and organs.
PROBLEMS CAUSED BY MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY
When we have a magnesium deficiency, calcium is not properly used by the body. Too much calcium (calcium not balanced by magnesium) may result in cellular death and this imbalance may cause:
calcification of tissues and organs (including kidney, bladder and the joints)
Excess calcium can be a problem, but excess magnesium is not because magnesium is eliminated when unused, while calcium builds up. Researchers have also found that a magnesium deficiency greatly contributes to blood vessel constriction, high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries. Most victims of heart attacks are found to have a magnesium deficiency.
THE BENEFITS OF MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENTS
In addition to avoiding the ill effects of a magnesium deficiency, there are other benefits of magnesium supplements. Minerals are vital for body functions including:
Magnesium is involved with all of these functions. Over 300 enzymes are activated by magnesium and therefore this mineral is essential to many biochemical pathways in the body. Magnesium is very important to improving bone density. Without magnesium, the calcium is not appropriately utilized by the body. Calcium formations depend upon magnesium for a strong structure. When we lack magnesium in the bones (50% of the magnesium in our body is in the bone structure), the calcium crystal formations are weaker.
Because calcium is so important to the body it is added to our food and dairy. The problem is that calcium is added but magnesium is not, leaving the body with calcium it cannot absorb. This extra calcium is deposited in soft tissues. If a magnesium supplement is used, or magnesium is increased by eating more plant foods and less meat and dairy, then the body is then able to utilize the stored calcium in the tissues.
There is a body of doctors and researchers that now believe the way to manage what appears to be a calcium deficiency is to increase magnesium supplements.