A few facts about this element and how it affects the human body

Magnesium is one of the only minerals that can be absorbed through the skin.

In addition to being ingested, magnesium can also be applied directly to your skin, promoting stress reduction, sleep, muscle recovery and pain relief.

Magnesium is involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in your body.

While imperative to whole body healthy, magnesium is an athlete’s best friend. Its effects on muscle function, recovery and performace are huge.

Magnesium improves your sleep.

It plays an important role in your nervous system, helping to activate mechanisms that calm and quiet.  It also helps to relieve anxiety and depression, which can interfere with sleep.

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body.

It is a mineral found in earth, sea, plants, animals and humans. 

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About 60% of the magnesium in your body is found in bone. 

The rest is in muscles, soft tissues and fluids.  In fact every cell in your body contains some and needs it to function.

Magnesium helps move blood sugar into your muscles…

and dispose of lactate, which can build up during exercise and cause fatigue.  Studies have shown that magnesium supplementation can boot exercise performance by 10-20%.

Magnesium fights depression.

Magnesium plays a critical role in brain function and mood – lowered levels have been linked to an increased risk of depression.

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Magnesium benefits people with Type 2 diabetes. 

Studies suggest that about 48% of people with type 2 diabetes have low levels of magnesium in their blood.  This can impair insulin’s ability to keep blood sugar levels under control.  Maagnesium has been shown to reduce insulin resistance. 

 Additionally, research indicates that people with a low magnesium intake have a higher risk of developing diabetes overall.

Magnesium can help prevent Migraines.

Some researchers believe that people who suffer from migraines are more likely than others to be magnesium deficient.  Migraine headaches are painful and debilitating

Magnesium has anti-inflammatory benefits

Low magnesium intake is linked to chronic inflammation, which can lead to early aging, obesity and chronic disease. 

Magnesium can help lower blood pressure.