5 big things that magnesium can help with

5 big things that magnesium can help with

Author -  Good Health

Magnesium levels can have an immense impact on your quality of life. We’ve listed 5 circumstances where magnesium should be your go-to.

Magnesium levels affect asthmatics

Asthma is sometimes a direct result of magnesium deficiency. Dietary magnesium intake has been shown to be an independent factor that contributes to bronchospasm. This means that low magnesium levels can be responsible for the sudden constriction of the muscles in the walls of the bronchioles. Magnesium can help by reducing this feeling that is termed a  ‘bronchoconstriction’ by relaxing those muscles. Taking a magnesium supplement can be great for asthmatics to lessen the severity or frequency of asthmatic attacks.

Anxiety can be affected by magnesium levels

Feeling shaky? Nervous? Irritable? You may be lacking in magnesium. Low levels of magnesium can affect your everyday behaviour in the way that you handle stress and the way that you concentrate. Nervousness, irritability, panic attacks, aggressiveness and depression can be because of a magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium levels can reduce the risk of heart attacks in men

Did you know men are more prone to heart disease compared to women of the same age? Interestingly, heart attack sufferers are often found to be magnesium deficient. When magnesium is administered by injection into the bloodstream after a heart attack, the mortality rate from the attack is greatly reduced. It’s not only heart attacks either. There are many cardiovascular conditions that are associated with low magnesium levels. Magnesium has antispasmodic effects on blood vessels, therefore it lessens the constriction which is evident in several cardiovascular conditions.

Magnesium levels can affect the frequency and severity of migraines

Migraines can occur as a result of low magnesium levels. It’s recommended consuming 600mg of magnesium per day to assist in combatting the dreaded migraine. Magnesium also helps your muscles relax. Because some migraines are caused by stress or constriction of the blood flow to the head, maintaining your magnesium levels can often be a good preventative.

Maintaining optimal magnesium levels can improve energy production

If your energy levels are lagging, listen up! Magnesium is a co-factor for many of the enzymatic processes which are involved in the production of energy. Because of this, magnesium supplementation can mean improved energy production. Magnesium can facilitate this energy production by enhancing the conversion of serum Glucose to Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) by transferring the necessary Phosphorus molecule to the ATP molecule. It’s important to remember that when using magnesium supplements, you may not notice an improvement until after 4-10 days.

Magnesium Ultra with superior absorption is better utilised in the body because it contains more easily absorbable forms of magnesium plus added vitamins.

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