Magnesium and its role in our wellbeing

Stressed? Tired?  Anxious?  Poor sleep? Muscle cramps?  Restless legs?  Bloated?  High blood pressure?  Difficulty concentrating?  High cholesterol?  Irritable? These and many other symptoms indicate you may be magnesium deficient.

Magnesium is essential for health.  In fact, not only is it the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, but it is responsible for over 600 enzymatic processes in your body.  In layman’s terms, there are over 600 functions that your body can’t properly perform without adequate magnesium. 

The problem is you can’t produce it – you rely on it from food, and thanks to modern farming practices, it’s not available in the soil like it was for our ancestors. Add to the fact that sugar, processed foods, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, alcohol, physical and mental stress, fluoride and more deplete your magnesium, and it’s no wonder that experts estimate that more than 80% of the population – both young and old – are deficient.

Many people are deficient and don’t even realize it until they take a look at the symptoms they are experiencing.  It is very hard to tell with a blood test since only 2% of your magensium is found in your blood stream.  

The easiest solution is to supplement, but when you go to the store, you’ll see a wall full of magnesium supplements staring at you.  How do you know which one is right for you?  Not all magnesium supplements are created equally, and many forms have a low absorption rate – as low as 4%.  This means you’re quite literally flushing your hard earned money down the toilet.

When it comes to high absorption, the best form is an ionic citrate powder.  Ionic means that when you add it to hot water, it activates and fizzes.  This fizzing is an important part because this is where each magnesium molecule binds to a carrier, which essential predigests it in your glass.  This means that by the time you drink it, your stomach acid doesn’t have to digest it and it goes right to your cells. 

MAG365 offers an all natural powdered citrate formula that is free from fillers and safe for all ages.  Their range includes plain or flavoured, a kids powder, and their highly sought after proprietary BF line.  Originally said to stand for Bone Formula, many people changed it to mean Best Friend after feeling relief from hormonal imbalances including PMS symptoms and menopause in women and testosterone balancing in men.

Magnesium needs vitamins D3 and K2 in order to properly be utilized in the body, and BF offers both these vitamins as well as an additional 5 vitamins and minerals for optimal health.  Although you can get it with calcium, most people like the version without.  Almost everyone has enough calcium in their bodies, but they lack the proper nutrients – magnesium, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2- to help the calcium get from their blood to their bones and teeth where it is needed.  Symptoms of calcium in your blood include hardening of the arteries, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, bone spurs, arthritis and more.  Weak bones and poor teeth health might also indicate your calcium is stuck in your blood.  MAG365 BF is the only bone formula on the market that has no added calcium – which is super important because too much calcium can cause the issues mentioned above.

If you prefer a pill form, try PrizMAG, a brand new supplement that is the only pure magnesium bisglycinate on the market, free from fillers, magnesium stearates, and magnesium oxide.  Magnesium bisglycinate is the best absorbed pill on the market.  It is bound to the amino acid glycine, which is small enough to pass through your cells so that your body can absorb it fully.  Users of PrizMAG report fantastically deep sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take ono the day.

Whether or not you think you need magnesium, I suggest you try some – chances are you’ll be surprised at how wonderful it makes you feel.