- Helps regulate brain receptors
- Releases stored energy from muscles
- Plays an important role in asthma
- Required for normal blood pressure
- Minimizes the risk of heart disease
- Improves type 2 diabetes
- Reduces risk of osteoporosis
- Prevents leg cramps and fatigue
- Maintains proper muscle function
- Prevents constipation
- Helps with fibromyalgia
- Helps dissolve kidney stones
- Magnesium is an essential cofactor for vitamin D synthesis, and activated vitamin D, in turn, can increase intestinal absorption of magnesium and, therefore, can form a feed-forward loop to maintain its homeostasis.
Ninety percent of Americans don’t get the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of magnesium from their diets alone. If you aren’t getting enough magnesium you might be experiencing symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Symptoms can include leg cramps, fatigue, depression, or high blood pressure.
Not getting enough magnesium is a growing concern for everyone’s vital overall health, especially for those people with certain medical conditions. Eating foods like leafy greens, mixed nuts and whole grain foods that contain a lot of magnesium is a good start, but it is also important to take a magnesium supplement to make sure you are getting the right amount. Magnesium deficiency has been implicated in a myriad of diseases, including hypertension, ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, preeclampsia, generalized edema, severe headache, and asthma. Magnesium aids in the body’s absorption of calcium and also plays a key role in the strength and formation of bones and teeth.
It is vital for maintaining a healthy heart. Magnesium helps stabilize the rhythm of the heart and can significantly lower the chance of heart attacks and strokes, and can even aid in the recovery from a heart attack or stroke. Magnesium also helps maintain proper muscle function. Studies have shown significant improvement in asthmatic conditions using magnesium supplementation. It works so well in stabilizing asthma that some doctors refer to it as a drug because it works as well or better than the drugs without the side effects.
There is no question that optimal magnesium intake is required for normal blood pressure, heart function and even brain function. In fact,studies show that people with low amounts of magnesium in the body are twice as likely to develop coronary heart disease, and that magnesium supplementation can lower cholesterol by as much as 20 percent.It is estimated that up to 80 percent of those with type 2 diabetes have a magnesium deficiency. This happens when high glucose levels make the body flush magnesium from its system. In a recent study people with diabetes who took magnesium supplements had improved insulin and glucose levels.
Recommended daily dose: 235mg to 470mg of magnesium (2-4 capsules per day)
It is also recommended to take Ultra B Vitamin Complex in conjunction with magnesium supplementation, since the level of B6 in the body affects how much of the magnesium will be absorbed into the cells.