Health

The Value of Magnesium

Magnesium is an important mineral, playing a role in over 300 enzyme reactions in the human body. Its many functions include helping with muscle and nerve function, regulating blood pressure, and supporting the immune system.

In the western world, it has been shown that the majority of people do not get enough magnesium through their diet.

Magnesium is one of seven essential macrominerals. These macrominerals are minerals that people need to consume in relatively large amounts — at least 100 milligrams (mg) per day. Microminerals, such as iron and zinc, are just as important, though people need them in smaller amounts.

Magnesium is vital for many bodily functions. Getting enough of this mineral can help prevent or treat chronic diseases, including Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, headaches/migraine and stress.

Magnesium is important for bone health and assists in the regulation of calcium and vitamin D. Diets with a higher level of magnesium will assist in the minimisation of Type 2 diabetes and control insulin metabolism.

It has been shown that higher levels of magnesium maintain healthy muscles including the heart. Heart attack victims who receive magnesium after the attack have a lower risk of death as it reduces arrhythmia.

Magnesium has been shown to prevent and relieve both headaches and migraines as magnesium levels in the brain may be lower during a migraine or headache.

When a person is under stress, suffers from anxiety or depression the mind and body can go into fight or flight mode. This increases the depletion of magnesium as the body does not store it. When the body is not getting enough magnesium the body’s cells to struggle to build and grow.

My husband and I have proven that the use of topical magnesium, via a spray, works well during stress. When we had to deal with a traumatic family death the use of a magnesium spray infused with lavender assisted us with the sleep that eluded us and allowed us to maintain our health during the stressful time.

Bewitched Angel Sleepy Time Magnesium Oil is perfect to use topically to quickly supplement the depletion of magnesium in the body with the added benefit of minimising headaches and stress on the body’s cells.

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