The significance of magnesium cannot be understated nor undersold. Magnesium’s value and contribution to the mind and body is truly staggering in its effect. The functional medicine community is already championing it as one of the most important and vital minerals for both maintaining and advancing overall human health.
Known as the “Relaxation Mineral”, magnesium is responsible for more than 300 different enzymatic reactions throughout the body. Found in all of the body’s tissues – and most notably in the muscles, bones, and brain – magnesium serves as the one of the most important minerals of the human body. Magnesium’s effects and benefits cannot be overlooked for optimum health and wellness, yet that is EXACTLY was has occurred in both the U.S. and leading countries worldwide.
Today’s magnesium deficiency has reached pandemic proportions, as more than 80% of the American population is operating well below optimum performance levels.
At 180-Degree Nutritionals, we have created BioCalm™ – A Superior Anti-Stress Formula, to address this overwhelming and debilitating deficiency.
THE BENEFITS OF MAGNESIUM
Magnesium has become an essential mineral for proper health wellness and directly affects our body’s ability to: maintain strength and balance, strengthen our immune system, avoid illness, and operate effectively during stress. As the chief regulator of enzymes in human body, magnesium is responsible for the transportation, storage, and utilization of energy – and must be continually resupplied on an ongoing daily basis. Below is a list of the benefits associated with magnesium:
Magnesium Reduces the Effects of Stress & Tension. Magnesium affects the sympathetic nervous system and the release of norepinephrine – both of which control cortisol as a response to stress. The ability to block stress hormones from entering the brain while simultaneously metabolizing cortisol makes magnesium an incredibly effective supplement for thwarting stress and tension.
Magnesium Helps Produce Serotonin. Magnesium is a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for sending signals from the brain to the body. Insufficient serotonin levels can lead to depression, anxiety, insomnia, migraine headaches, fatigue, and irritability. By supplementing with BioCalm™, you can help support serotonin synthesis.
Magnesium Relaxes Muscle Tension. Magnesium is important for the relaxation and flexibility of the body’s muscles. Without it, our muscles would be in a constant state of contraction. Through the process of ion transportation, magnesium penetrates the cell membranes and bonds with specific receptor sites – allowing for the regulation of muscle tension and inducing relaxation.
Magnesium Improves Sleep. GABA receptors are responsible for de-stressing our thoughts and calming the mind. Magnesium binds to and activates these GABA receptors in the brain, allowing for the reduction of racing thoughts or “noise”, effectively decreasing the disruption commonly associated with insomnia.
Magnesium Improves Heart Health. Magnesium is essential for heart health. For years, magnesium deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Conversely, magnesium supplementation has been shown to have a therapeutic effect on a multitude of cardiac factors including arrhythmias, atherosclerosis, and hypertension.
Magnesium Reduces Tension Headaches. Low brain magnesium levels have been long associated with severe tension headaches, including migraines. By regulating serotonin levels, magnesium can prevent blood vessel spasm and avert damage to nerve endings.
Magnesium Regulates Blood Sugar. For individuals that suffer from blood sugar imbalances and diabetes, the cause is often an inability to regulate their glucose levels. Additionally, magnesium deficiency can result in insulin resistance, causing a devastating combination when combined with decreased intracellular magnesium levels.
Magnesium Provides Energy. Magnesium is vital to overall energy production, playing an integral part in maintaining healthy ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) function. When the body is deficient in magnesium, energy production is affected on the cellular level whereby the cell structure becomes compromised. Magnesium is the key component for nerve transmission, protein synthesis, and cellular reproduction. Without magnesium, the body cannot metabolize nutrients into operational energy.
For decades, magnesium has existed relatively under the radar when referring to daily supplementation. But it cannot go unheeded any longer. With over 3,500 medical references for magnesium deficiency, the medical community has documented the devastating effects of not having enough magnesium present in the human body. As a result, it is imperative to supplement magnesium on a daily basis.
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