What Can Magnesium Help Me With?*
- Promote healthy relaxed muscle tone and function.*
- Promote athletic recovery.*
- Support steady energy production. Promote healthy, restful sleep.*
- Support a balanced response to stress.*
- Maintain healthy blood pressure levels.*
- Maintain healthy blood sugar/glucose levels within normal limits.*
- Promote regularity and healthy digestion.*
- Support the body’s ability to properly dissolve and utilize calcium in joints, muscles, and arteries.*
- Support respiratory and cardiovascular health.*
- Support healthy hormonal balance—especially in connection with the female cycle.*
- Support overall bone health.*
What Are The Signs That The Body is Craving Magnesium?
When the body’s magnesium stores are taxed—a common occurrence considering our magnesium-poor diets—the body provides some clear hints. Body aches, constipation, tension headaches, reduced energy, interrupted sleep, and many other indicators are the body’s way of saying it wants more magnesium.* Magnesium is involved in more than 325 enzyme reactions. It’s likely there are hundreds more that scientists have yet to discover.
Can I Replenish My Magnesium Stores By Taking Only The RDI?
No. The Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) is the minimum amount required to avoid a deficiency — not necessarily the maximum amount required for optimal health.
Most magnesium supplements cannot meet, let alone exceed, the 400mg RDI for magnesium because they will often produce an unwanted laxative effect (aka – diarrhea) at that level.
Comparatively, four easy-to-swallow tablets of Jigsaw Magnesium w/SRT delivers 500mg of magnesium each day, exceeding the RDI by 25% to effectively achieve healthy magnesium levels— without uncomfortable digestive issues.*
Background Information On Magnesium
More than seventy-five years ago, medical scientists declared magnesium to be an essential nutrient, indispensable to life.
When this mineral is part of your diet, you are investing in cardiovascular health, bone health, and respiratory health, along with supporting healthy energy levels and healthy blood glucose levels. But while research continues to reaffirm magnesium’s irreplaceable contribution to good health, many Americans consistently eat diets that run very low on this mineral.*
Up to 80% of Americans are Running Low on Magnesium… Why?
The simplest answer is that our modern food supply (including organic food) simply doesn’t contain the magnesium it should due to highly depleted soil conditions. Even back in 1915, there were worries about the nutrient quality of the soil, as found in a record of Congressional Testimony. So even if you eat healthy, it is likely that you are running low on this critical mineral.
The impact of deficiency is significant and wide-ranging since magnesium plays a role in over 325 functions in the body. For example, if you are experiencing any of the following quirks, your body may be telling you that it’s craving magnesium:
Of course, all these quirks can be indicators of some other health challenge. Always speak to your primary healthcare provider before adding supplemental magnesium, or any other dietary supplement, to your daily health program.*
Why Haven’t My Blood Tests Shown That I Need Magnesium?
This is a very valid question. And it has a very logical answer… Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of the body’s magnesium supply is found in blood, and the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant. If your body is running low on magnesium, blood levels take top priority and are maintained at the expense of the bones and cells.
Given this, it’s easy to see why blood tests could misrepresent the real status of magnesium levels in the body. Relying solely on blood tests to check magnesium levels — instead of signs of magnesium craving (and the realization that up to 80 percent of the population is running low) — can cause us to miss an important piece in the whole health puzzle.*
What Role Does Magnesium Play in Energy Production?
One of the primary roles of magnesium is to activate adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy storage molecule, to create and store energy. Without magnesium, there is no energy. Without energy, there is no life.
What Role Does Magnesium Play in Supporting Muscle Relaxation?
Another important role of magnesium is to work with calcium to help regulate the body’s nerve function and muscle tone. In many nerve cells, magnesium serves as a chemical gate blocker – as long as there is enough magnesium around, calcium can’t rush into the nerve cell and activate the nerve. This gate blocking by magnesium helps keep nerves in a healthy relaxed state.
If your diet provides you with too little magnesium, this gate blocking can fail and the nerve cell can become over-activated. When nerve cells are over-activated, they can send too many messages to the muscles and cause the muscles to over-contract. One often over-looked cause of tight muscles is too much calcium.*
This chain of events helps explain how a magnesium-depleted diet can ultimately lead to the body’s signs of magnesium-craving: muscle tension, soreness, muscle twitches, mild muscle cramps, and overall muscular fatigue especially in the back and legs where some of the body’s largest muscles live.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
(Jigsaw Health Products are the Supplements of choice for The Hatched Egg. These are the ones I personally use due to the fact that they are manufactured with the highest quality & research to produce the best product & best result available.) ~The Hatched Egg, Amy Furbee
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