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Magnesium for a Healthy Heart

Do you have a Healthy Heart?

There are many important nutrients for the heart and we would like to share with you the importance of MAGNESIUM – marvellous, magnificent Magnesium.

Magnesium is an important mineral essential for healthy heart function, energy production, nervous system health, bone strength, and muscles.

Magnesium in a very clever way allows key nutrients to easily enter every cell. Due to a variety of factors (including high acidity and toxin loads) a great number of nutrients cannot enter a cell without the presence of Magnesium. The most important of these nutrients is WATER. In the presence of Magnesium WATER can much more easily enter a cell and revitalise its function and energy exchange power house.

Magnesium is also critically important in blood sugar metabolism. In fact, for every MOLECULE of sugar you consume, it takes 54 MOLECULES of Magnesium for your body to PROCESS it.

Where do you get Magnesium from?

Magnesium is found in a variety of foods, even dark chocolate (convenient…) and green leafy vegetables. However, most of us are magnesium deficient due to the quality of our food, bad cooking processes, stressful lifestyles and poor sleeping habits.

About one third of the Magnesium in our body is located in our muscles, where it is used for muscle contraction and relaxation. Therefore, having low levels of magnesium can lead to muscular complaints in any one of the muscles throughout the body. Magnesium is great for alleviating or preventing cramps and comes in a variety of different forms – from powders to topical gels.

Magnesium is an important nutrient for energy production (as are all our B vitamins).

Magnesium is also really helpful for a good night’s sleep and rest. Poor sleep can be influenced by stress, poor diet choices, tense muscles, leg cramps, an overactive mind, shift work and increased stimulant intake.

The heart is a muscle that needs Magnesium. Every single cell in the human body demands adequate magnesium to function. Strong bones and teeth, balanced hormones, a healthy nervous and cardiovascular system, well-functioning detoxification pathways and much more depend upon cellular Magnesium sufficiency.

Soft tissue containing the highest concentrations of Magnesium in the body include the brain and the heart – two organs that produce a large amount of electrical activity, and which can be especially vulnerable to the Magnesium deficiency.

How can I have more Magnesium?

To incorporate more Magnesium in your life, eat plenty of green leafy vegetables which are raw or lightly steamed. Eating a large leafy green salad at lunchtime is the ideal time for your heart to receive all those great nutrients. Roughan Chiropractic also stock a wide range of a variety of Magnesium supplements in our NaturalMed Dispensary – discuss with your Roughan Chiropractic practitioner on the best Magnesium for your specific needs. Give us a call today!

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