There is not much talk about magnesium however an estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in this important ingredient and the health consequences of deficiency are significant within the human body. One of these reasons could be because magnesium like vitamin D serves so many functions in the body that it is hard to corral. Many researchers have now detected that there are 3,751 magnesium binding sites on human proteins which indicate that the role it plays in human health and disease may have been vastly underestimated by previous studies. Magnesium can also be found in more than 300 different enzymes in your body that are responsible for the creation of ATP, proper formation of bones and teeth, blood vessel relaxation, heath muscle health, proper bowel function, and glucose regulation.
Many studies have previously shown magnesium can benefit your blood pressure from rising and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attacks, as well as strokes. One study published looked at a total of seven studies collectively covering more than 250,000 participants using magnesium. The results showed that dietary magnesium intake is inversely associated with risk of ischemic strokes. However the role in human health appears to be far more complex than previously thought, and similar to vitamin D the benefits may be more far-reaching than we’ve imagined. So far the health benefits of magnesium so far show benefits including therapeutic benefits for Fibromagilya, Cardiovascular, Aging, Mortality, and Type 2 diabetes.
Magnesium also plays a role in your body’s detoxification processes. This is very important for helping to prevent damage from environmental chemicals, heavy metals and other toxins within the human body. Even glutathione which is your body’s most powerful antioxidant that has been deemed as the master antioxidant requires magnesium for its synthesis to do its job. Chlorophyll is the plant’s version of our hemoglobin as they share a similar structure but have magnesium plugged in the middle rather than iron. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and Swiss chard are excellent sources of magnesium, as are some beans, nuts and seeds, like almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. Avocados are also a good source and juicing your vegetables is an excellent option to ensure you’re getting enough magnesium in your diet.
In order to ensure you’re getting enough, you first need to be sure you’re eating a good nutrition plan. However there are other factors too, that can make you more prone to magnesium deficiency. One of the major benefits of getting your nutrients from a varied whole food diet is that you will receive all of the nutrients needed for the human body and you cant get too much one needed. Foods in general contain all the cofactors and needed co-nutrients in the proper amounts for optimal health. When you’re using supplements, you need to become a bit more savvy about how nutrients influence and synergistically affect each other.
It’s important to use supplementation to maintain the proper balance between magnesium, calcium, vitamin K2, and vitamin D. Lack of balance between these nutrients is why calcium supplements have become associated with increased risk of heart attacks and stroke, and why some people experience vitamin D toxicity.
Part of the explanation for these adverse side effects is that vitamin K2 keeps calcium in its appropriate place. If you’re K2 deficient, added calcium can cause more problems than it solves, by accumulating in the wrong places. Similarly, if you opt for oral vitamin D, you need to also consume it in your food or take supplemental vitamin K2. Taking mega doses of vitamin D supplements without sufficient amounts of K2 can lead to vitamin D toxicity symptoms, which includes inappropriate calcification.
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