Magnesium

When I started logging all of my supplements to start this blog, my youngest, Andy, who is a 3rd year pre-med student, was shocked! He has prompted me to compile a spreadsheet of my vitamins/supplements to see exactly what I’m putting in my body! “Too much of good thing, isnt always a good thing” says the baby to his mom. It’s a fair point! How many people do you know who have to compile a spreadsheet for their daily pills? Have I also mentioned that when I do something, I do it big? Like over the top? Now you know! ๐Ÿ˜

Having said that, there are certain parts of my regimen that I will not change. I have seen a significant difference in too many life long complaints to stop now!

Magnesium is a must!  Research has shown that as much as 70 to 80% of us are magnesium deficient!  I never gave much thought to this particular mineral.  I honestly thought it was something people took to “loosen the plumbing”, so to speak! ๐Ÿšน 

Magnesium is actually a macro mineral that the body needs in large amounts.  It is a cell regulator; helps maintain normal nerve and muscle function; keeps the old ticker beating steady; keeps bones strong; boosts immune system; lowers blood pressure; maintains glucose levels and can help with stress and anxiety!

Another huge benefit of magnesium is that it assists the body with calcium absorption.  If the body gets too much calcium and not enough magnesium, the calcium that isn’t properly used by the body can form calcifications.   If you have had mammograms and calcifications show up on them, the red flags go up, as does the BIRAD score!  I will discuss this when I go into my rant about mammograms! 

Studies have shown that there is INCREASED cancer rates in areas where magnesium levels in soil and water are low!  So….If 70 to 80% of us are deficient, what does that tell you?

Some interesting facts:

  • Chocolate cravings are a symptom of Magnesium deficiency.  (Hmmmm…all of a sudden, I want a pop tart!)
  • A 100mg increase in magnesium can drop the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as 15%!
  • A study in Japan showed that men who increased their magnesium intake dropped their risk of colon cancer by over 50%.
  • May reduce menopausal not flashes!  ๐Ÿ”ฅ (Can I get an AMEN?)
  • Without enough magnesium, your body can’t use vitamins C and E properly.

My personal clinical trial:  Breast massages with magnesium oil.  I have read several articles about magnesium breast rubs and their benefits.  Transdermal applications are an excellent way to get magnesium into your system quickly!  The skin on the breasts is perfect for transdermal application!  If the theory is that magnesium can assist in getting calcifications where they need to be, well….come and get em!  If my BIRAD score goes down from 3, I’ll be a true believer and SHOUT it out to y’all!

BTW, bottom of the feet is another great transdermal area!  It will help you get a good night’s sleep!  I LOVE Epsom salt baths too!  

Make sure to get yours!  I would start slowly and at night….just in case your tummy is touchy!  Hope you learned something new!

See ya in a day or two!  ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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