Magnesium 101: The Need-To-Know Facts About This Hard-Working Mineral

published by Anna O'Byrne on in

Magnesium 101: The Need-To-Know Facts About This Hard-Working Mineral

Magnesium is one of the body’s hardest-working nutrients. It is so central to the proper functioning of every system in the body that Dr. Carolyn Dean has actually written a best-selling book on the topic. If you’re ready for everything you ever wanted to know about magnesium, check out her tome, The Magnesium Miracle.

For everyone else, there are just a handful of key points you need to know: why magnesium matters, whether you’re getting enough, what too little looks like, and how to correct a deficiency. Call it the Coles Notes. Here it is:

Why Magnesium

Every cell of our bodies relies on magnesium. It’s known as the ‘the spark of life’ because without magnesium, the very process by which our cells derive energy would cease to function.energy would cease to function.

Magnesium is pivotal to hundreds of biochemical reactions across all bodily systems: for our nerves, brain, muscles, bones, organs and hormones, magnesium is essential.

Unlike many nutrients, magnesium is depleted every twelve hours. It must be constantly replenished. As a supplement, it’s non-toxic; any excess is safely eliminated. While too much magnesium is almost never a problem*, too little is a health disaster.

Who’s Not Getting Enough

According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. and best-selling author of The Magnesium Miracle, most North Americans aren’t getting enough magnesium. Dean recommends 500 mg daily as a healthy starting place, in line with the intake common for adults 100 years ago.

Health Canada sets a lower bar, suggesting 350 mg/day as an adequate intake. Even based on this modest figure, up to 65% of us fall short. Today, many Canadian adults are getting only 200 mg/day.

Why We’re Deficient

Lifestyle, processed foods and modern agriculture’s depleted soils are to blame. We just aren’t getting enough magnesium through food. What we do ingest is often poorly absorbed or depleted, for example by medication, caffeine, sugar, alcohol and stress.

Low-levels of magnesium are dangerous given Canadians’ high intake of calcium through dairy, fortified foods and supplements. Calcium and magnesium need to be in balance for the chemistry of our cells to function properly. When calcium is in excess, we experience symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

Common Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Conditions Linked to Low Magnesium

Research shows that supplementation with an effective, absorbable magnesium can bring freedom from symptoms of deficiency and improve conditions linked to low magnesium levels.

If there’s just one thing you add to change your health, make it magnesium!

Many of our customers aren’t the type to use supplements. We frequently hear that Natural Calm is the only natural health product many rely on daily.

It’s so simple, yet so effective.

Why? Because Natural Calm’s formula really delivers. Here’s what people love:

  • Our proprietary magnesium citrate is ionic, and thus highly absorbable, delivering fast relief from symptoms of deficiency.

  • The great tasting flavours are organic, sweetened with all-natural stevia.

  • It’s a total health solution at a very affordable price.

  • Natural Calm is non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free.

For the past seven years, Natural Calm has been the #1 selling magnesium supplement in North America. In Canada, Natural Calm is recognized as a favourite supplement, winning a gold in both the Consumers’ and Retailers’ Choice category of the prestigious 2014 Alive Awards. People love Natural Calm because it works!

If there’s one supplement you take, make it Natural Calm.

Is Natural Calm Right for You?

Magnesium is safe for most, but should not be taken as a supplement by people with kidney failure, myasthenia gravis, excessively slow heart, or bowel obstruction.

For others, magnesium is a safe and effective supplement.

It’s easy to find the level of supplementation that’s right for you. Take Natural Calm to the point at which bowel movements are comfortably loose. If you experience diarrhea, take smaller, more frequent doses, or decrease total daily dosage.

Our topical magnesium products completely bypass the digestive tract. For those who wish to avoid any laxative effect, topical magnesium is a wonderful alternative.

Where to Buy

Natural Calm is available across the country from retailers including independent natural health stores and major chains such as Loblaws and Rexall pharmacies. You can also buy Natural Calm here, via our online store, and have it shipped for free.

Anna O'Byrne

Anna O'Byrne manages the social media, writes web content and runs digital marketing for TOP Nutritionals two brands: Natural Calm Canada and SuperLeaf™ Moringa. You can read her on our other site, at http://www.superleaf.ca

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