With Acupuncturist Sue Booth                          

Magnesium deficiency is very common in the 21st century and simple to correct!

MagnesiumFunctions of magnesium: 

Magnesium is crucial to body function
It is a co-factor in more than 300 enzyme systems
Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body – present in every cell.
It required for energy production, protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, muscle contraction and normal heart rhythm
About 60% of the body’s magnesium is found in our bones.

Benefits of magnesium:
Improves heart function and rhythm
Lowers blood pressure
Benefits against Type II diabetes – it is believed that just under 50% of diabetics have low magnesium in their blood.
Helps with depression – studies show a link between low magnesium intake and depression.
Reduces migraines
Reduces anxiety
Reduces insomnia
Increases exercise performance
Relaxes the muscles
Reduces constipation.

SO WHERE DO YOU FIND MAGNESIUM?

Green leafy vegetables especially spinach
Nuts especially cashews and peanuts
Black beans and soybeans
Whole grain cereals

SUPPLEMENTS
Most of us could benefit from a little extra magnesium.

Daily requirement for adults is  350mg per day.
If you suffer from any of the above conditions a health practitioner can help you with dosage as you may need a larger dose. There are different forms of magnesium out there but the most common is

Magnesium Chelate which is a form that is easily absorbed by the body – again talk to your health practitioner to find out what supplement will suit you best.

Where has all the magnesium gone?
Unfortunately soil depletion has led to less nutrient rich produce so that even when we are trying to eat well there is often less goodness in our food unless we are fortunate enough to be able to eat organically. This  combined with the increase in gut dysbiosis, stress or poor diets in the community accounts for this almost universal magnesium deficiency.

 

Sue is in clinic 5 days a week by appointment – call 9997 2121

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