Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium really is everywhere in the body. It’s the 4th most abundant mineral. It’s involved in hundreds of different biochemical reactions and enzyme systems, supporting processes like protein synthesis, cell growth, and energy production. It has roles in nerve function, muscle control, and blood pressure. Even blood sugar regulation depends on magnesium.  The body has several mechanisms to stabilise levels.

Need more reasons to add magnesium rich food in the your diet? Here are a few:

  • Relieves Constipation – It helps to relax the intestinal muscles, which will facilitate the smooth elimination of the bowels.
  • Reduces Seizures – Adequate magnesium intake can help reduce the risk of developing pre-eclampsia, as well as minimise or eliminate eclamptic seizures.
  • Improves Asthma – Magnesium can aid in the relaxation of the bronchial muscles and helps to regulate breathing.
  • Boosts Collagen – Magnesium is needed by the body to optimise the formation and utilisation of collagen proteins, which can have numerous health benefits.
  • Boosts Energy – It helps to promote the activation of certain enzymes required for energy production and improves energy on a cellular level.
  • Enhances Mineral Absorption – Magnesium is an essential nutrient when it comes to being able to absorb and assimilate many of the other minerals we need.
  • Bladder Absorption – Magnesium can help improve bladder function and provide relief for certain bladder issues such as frequent urination.

Magnesium supplementation has an established role for some diseases and medical conditions, and looks promising for others. Helpfully, foods rich in magnesium are already recommended in diets associated with  positive health outcomes: Green vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds are all good sources of magnesium. Start taking your Mg intake today.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Grace says:

    Supposedly magnesium is supposed to help with leg cramps – I’ve never found it useful or effective.

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    1. Here’s the deal: Magnesium plays VIP roles across several different body systems, including muscle and nerve function. It helps shuttle calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, which is required for healthy nerve impulse conduction and muscle contraction. Given that cramping is, by definition, a series of painful muscle contractions, it makes sense that health pros would consider the role of magnesium deficiency in causing cramps.

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  2. John Pa says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve been using it for a while especially for sleep. It’s been magical.

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  3. Julpha Jean says:

    Thank you for this 🙂

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    1. Most welcome. Which tip did you like the most?

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      1. Julpha Jean says:

        I like that it helps to boosts collagen and energy

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      2. Ah the most important benefit. Magnesium intake is very important in people who play sports for muscle tone recovery. Furthermore, increased sweating leads to a greater loss of minerals such as potassium. Magnesium+Collagen is an ideal combination that helps you regain muscle tone. Providing energy to your muscles, joints and bones.

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      3. Julpha Jean says:

        Oh okay that’s very informative thank you 🙂

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  4. Saurab says:

    Micronutrients are hard to track and so underrated. Great post!

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    1. Five micronutrients—vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc—play roles in maintaining immune function, and supplements containing them are often sold as immune boosters in doses that greatly exceed the recommended daily allowance. However, there is no evidence that such supplements have more benefits than merely following a healthy diet. Rather than popping pills to get these micronutrients, you’re wiser to use various foods to boost your immune system. Glad you liked the post.

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  5. CattleCapers says:

    Good reminder. Thanks. I love almonds but probably wouldn’t hurt to remember to take my Calcium-Magnesium drink.

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  6. inhiscare753 says:

    Great Post. Very informative

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    1. Thank you. I am glad you liked it. Which benefit did you like the most?

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      1. inhiscare753 says:

        The Mineral Absorption and of course Collagen😊🌸

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      2. inhiscare753 says:

        You are certainly welcome, enjoyed it.

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