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MAGNESIUM – Top 8 Reasons You Should Be Taking It!

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Magnesium has over 600 different functions within the body with most of them within the nervous system. Unfortunately in the west, it is so come to be deficient and thus you can develop a whole variety of symptoms such as poor sleep, mental health issues, muscle cramps, tightness, or weakness.

Magnesium has over 600 different functions within your body with most of those being within your nervous system it is such a vital mineral and yet so many of us in the west tend to be deficient in it if you are deficient in magnesium then some of the most common symptoms you may experience may be things like muscle cramps or weakness you may get muscle tightness

You may get problems with the sleep or mental health issues in this video i’m going to show you the top eight health benefits that you can get from increasing magnesium within your diet and make sure you stick to the end to find out which form may be best for you let’s begin hello my name is dr stephen hume i’m a chiropractor based in dick cot and this video

We’re going to be looking at magnesium because magnesium is so vital for our bodies and yet we’re so deficient now to begin with when you’re taking any mineral or any vitamin you ideally want to get it in its most natural state so in our food so if you can increase the foods that naturally have this mineral in that’s going to be the ideal however when it comes to

Magnesium often it can be quite hard to get the necessary amounts in your diet alone but also if you’re trying to find out whether the symptoms that you’re getting are due to the magnesium deficiency it’s usually best to at least start off by taking the supplement and at the end i’m going to show you the type of supplement i i can recommend for you so foods that

Are high in magnesium include a variety of seeds so pumpkin seeds sesame seeds and chia seeds naturally are very high in magnesium we’ve then got nuts such as peanuts cashews and almonds they are also very high in magnesium and then a lot of leafy green vegetables as well as dark chocolate if you want to see my video on dark chocolate and the health benefits of

Dark chocolate you can check that one out here now the recommended daily intake for magnesium is just over 400 milligrams for men and just over 300 milligrams for women that doesn’t necessarily mean if you’re taking the supplement you need to take the full whack of that you ideally actually want to take just less because you are going to get a lot of the magnesium

Within your diet so starting off with the first health benefit for magnesium number one it improves athletic performance magnesium is incredibly vital for the sugar to be transported to your muscles to fuel your muscles so then you can perform it also is important for reducing the amount of lactate that occurs when we go through anaerobic respiration and that gives

Us that muscle fatigue so if you’re lacking in magnesium you’re going to then have less performance it also is very essential for muscle function it enables your muscles to stay at the right tension so not get too tight not get too weak and it also avoids muscle cramps so if you’re somebody that suffers with muscle cramps one of the first minerals that i suggest

To take would be magnesium just because it is so common for us to be deficient in it and is a very common reason why you make it cramped so do try that one number two magnesium improves sleep this is one of the most common things i hear that people say that they get improvements on after taking magnesium um is that they they sleep better the night of taking it the

Reason why is because there are a variety of neurotransmitters that are required for sleep and magnesium is required for those neurotransmitters so if you’re deficient in it it’s going to screw with that whole mechanism and make it harder for you to sleep also there is a study that showed that those that were low in magnesium it took 17 minutes longer on average

For them to get to sleep so basically it showed that it can take you a little bit longer to get to sleep if you are deficient in magnesium but as well you can have less quality of sleep so if you’re suffering with sleep give magnesium a try and number three magnesium is great for combating mental health particularly depression and anxiety as i mentioned previously

Magnesium has so many functions within the nervous system if you have low levels of magnesium then your nervous system is not going to be working as well and we know that depression anxiety is based within the nervous system within the brain so if you’re not giving your brain the best chance by giving it the tools it needs you’re going to be more vulnerable to

Developing depression and anxiety there is a lot of research also back in this showing that low levels of magnesium are associated more with mental health in comparison to high levels number four magnesium can reduce diabetes magnesium is essential for regulating your blood sugar and improving your insulin sensitivity so if you’re low in magnesium then it’s not

Going to regulate your blood sugar so well which is going to make you a lot more vulnerable to diabetes and number five magnesium can improve your cardiovascular health there are so many functions within the cardiovascular system that rely upon magnesium for and so if you’re deficient in it you’re going to be more likely to develop things like high blood pressure

And you’re also going to be more likely to develop strokes and number six magnesium can lower your inflammatory response within your system there have been links between low levels of magnesium in your body and high levels of the inflammatory markers within your blood which shows there’s an inflammatory process going on in your body higher than it should be so if

You’re deficient in magnesium you’re gonna be more likely to suffer with inflammatory types of issues within the body number seven magnesium can help improve migraines this is one of the minerals i go to very quickly when treating migraines because there is a strong correlation between those that suffer with migraines and low levels of magnesium and quite often by

Supplementing the magnesium can improve the symptoms in migraine people in a lot of the cases there’s one study that showed magnesium being more effective than one of the common migraine medications dexamethasone in treating or relieving migraines so if you are suffering with migraines is completely worth trying to take this mineral to see whether it has an impact

On you and lastly number eight magnesium is very essential for bone health around 50 to 60 percent of the magnesium stored within your body is stored within your bones and it’s very essential for the integrity and the health of your bones so if you are deficient in it you are more likely to develop things like osteopenia and osteoporosis so particularly as you get

Older you need to ensure that you are getting enough levels of magnesium just for that reason alone so how can you tell whether you’re actually deficient in magnesium well the first thing will be to look at your symptoms if you’re developing any of the issues that i’ve discussed then it’s possible that you are deficient in magnesium now of course there are loads

Of things that can cause all of these symptoms so it can be a little bit difficult to know whether it is that or not so what i would always suggest to people is to take a bottle of magnesium to the recommended amount that usually lasts around a month or two and then by the end see whether it’s having any impact on you and on your health and whether it’s actually

Improved those symptoms if it has there’s a very good chance that you were deficient in magnesium and therefore it would be good for you to continue taking the supplement or just trying to improve or increase the amount of magnesium you’re getting naturally within your diet it’d probably be good to do both if you get to the end and there’s no difference then you

Can probably rule out that magnesium wasn’t the problem with that particular symptom and therefore it might actually not be worth you continuing to take that supplement now as discussed at the beginning there are a whole variety of forms of magnesium and it can be hard to know which one you should buy you’ve got lots of different forms such as citrate and oxide

Glycemic theonate torrate and a whole bunch of others there is one that i’m going to suggest particularly for the types of people that i see and i see the types of people where they’ve got musculoskeletal issues or issues within the nervous system headaches muscle issues and that’s going to be magnesium glycogenate magnesium glycinate has been shown to be more

Effective for treating the more muscular components of things as well as issues within the nervous system also the glycemic form doesn’t make you susceptible to developing diarrhea like the citrate version can if you take too much of the citrate it can actually give you a bit of diarrhoea which actually makes citrate good if you are suffering with constipation

Because it can move things down there a little bit easier but if you’re not suffering with with constipation then i would advise probably not taking that one and stick more towards the glittering so hopefully that gives you a nice idea on magnesium and the types of foods that you can get in and also the types of simpsons that you can develop if you’re deficient in

It hopefully you understand the importance of it and if you think that you may be deficient in magnesium then just go get a bottle and and try it and i always suggest generally trying the glistening to begin with but i will put a link below this video that goes through a number of the different symptoms and which magnesium is often really good for that particular

Symptom but if you’re not sure just get the glistening and give it a go thank you for watching if you haven’t subscribed then please do hit that subscribe button below and give this video a like and i will see you on my next video take care see you next time bye

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MAGNESIUM – Top 8 Reasons You Should Be Taking It! By Dr Steven Hulme