Bits & Bites #8 - Health: Magnesium

Sunday 28 July 2013

This post is part of a weekly series sharing Bits of mishmash on health, my business and life in general, which I find inspirational, enlightening or enriching.
And Bites of delicious food I have enjoyed.  

Functions of Magnesium

Magnesium is one of the most essential minerals and regulates over 300 enzyme reactions. Some crucial processes that depend on the enzyme reactions made possible with magnesium are:
  • nerve transmission
  • muscle contraction
  • blood coagulation
  • energy production
  • nutrient metabolism
  • bone and cell formation.

Magnesium rich foods include:
  • dark-green leafy vegetables
  • seaweed, beans, nuts, avocados
  • seeds (almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds).

How do you know if your body doesn't have enough Magnesium?

You will experience symptoms like:
  • anxiety
  • intermittent hyperactivity
  • difficulty sleeping
  • painful muscle spasms
  • muscle cramping
  • fibromyalgia
  • facial tics
  • involuntary eye twitches.

Minerals in our body do Not work in isolation. It works in tandem with other minerals and vitamins. You cannot simply supplement 1 mineral without adjusting the levels of others because they affect one another. In our body, magnesium has a sensitive balance with calcium, vitamin K2 and vitamin D. If you are taking isolated nutrients, you need to be aware of this synergistic relationship first.

What is the best alternative?
Go for Yung Kien Bee Pollen. Because all the major vitamins and minerals are present in a natural manner and your body would be able to safely pick & choose what it needs.

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