Magnesium the Anti-Stress Mineral

Stress is unfortunately unavoidable, but our ability to manage stress is greatly influenced by our health and in particular, our magnesiums levels. Poor dietary habits & pharmaceutical drug use are among the most common reasons why many people today are dangerously deficient in magnesium, a necessary nutrient for the proper function of virtually all systems of the body. Low magnesium is likely to elevate our inflammation markers, cause muscle cramps, weakness, insomnia, loss of appetite, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, sugar cravings, fatigue and high blood pressure.

The benefits of Magnesium:

  • Regulate blood sugar levels –  magnesium deficiency causes insulin resistance, which in turn can lead to diabetes.
  • Strong Detoxifier – your body’s master antioxidant, glutathione, requires magnesium in order to function properly.
  • Healthy Bones – significant amounts of magnesium is stored in your bones and acts as a co-factor with both calcium and vitamin D to maintain and strengthen your bone structure.
  • Improved sleep – Magnesium acts on central nervous system as a calming agent and will also help induce a restful nights sleep. As Charles Poliquin calls it “The ultimate natural chill pill.”