After Oxygen, water, and basic food, Magnesium may be the most important element needed by our bodies.
Magnesium,(Mg), is a vital mineral for human nutrition, its perhaps one of the most important natural anxiety remedies because of its effectiveness, record of safe use, availability and value. Zinc, Calcium, and Magnesium are three of the most important minerals essential for good health. Magnesium and Calcium are very similar in their chemistry, but biologically, these two elements function and react very differently.
Only 1% of the Magnesium in your body is stored in your blood and the majority of it is stored in your bones.
Magnesium is mostly ignored because it is not a drug, even though in many cases it is more POWERFUL then drugs.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, and it’s vital for good health. It’s needed for over 300 biochemical reactions. Magnesium acts as a natural tranquilizeris and is a antidote to stress. It is the most powerful relaxant mineral available and it can improve sleep. Magnesium is a calming mineral that nourishes the nervous system, helps prevent anxiety, fear, nervousness, restlessness and irritability. Also helping calm those under severe stress. Magnesium is also very protective of the heart and arteries; again, this is important if you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks.
Magnesium-deficiency causes N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) coupled calcium channels to be biased towards opening, causing neuronal injury and neurological dysfunction, which may appear to humans as major depression. Some scientists suggest that most cases of depression is a result of a Magnesium deficiency. Too much coffee, fizzy drinks, salt, or alcohol, as well as heavy menstrual periods, excessive sweating, and prolonged stress can also lower Magnesium levels.
Before you rush to the doctor to get the Insomnia medications you may want to look at Magnesium, it not only helps you fall asleep but it can also relaxes your muscles.
Magnesium is the anti-stress mineral and is known to alleviate stress. Magnesium is also known to cure severe forms of psychiatric dysfunctions including depression, anxiety and insomnia something we all need in these tough and stressful economic times.
Symptoms of Magnesium deficiency include paranoia, anger, apprehension, anxious behaviour, confusion, depression, hyperemotionality, insomnia, paranoia, nervousness and nervous fits to name a few.
Because Anxiety and Depression can be so debilitating, even life-threatening, it’s understandable that doctors feel strong measures are required to combat it, but these strong measures don’t always work. The alternative that many doctors are missing is the nutrient connection. Magnesium deficiency is a potential cause for every type of depression. Inadequate Magnesium appears to reduce serotonin levels and antidepressants have been shown to raise brain Magnesium. A 2008 study found that Magnesium was as effective as the tricyclic antidepressants in treating depression among people with diabetes.
An average diet usually supplies about 120mg of magnesium per 1,000 calories, resulting in an estimated daily intake of about 250mg.
The Daily Allowance (RDA) for Magnesium ranges between 240 mg to 420 mg. Most people benefit from 400mg -1000mg a day. Studies show that as much as 3 times this amount may be needed by the general population. A person’s need for Magnesium increases during pregnancy, recovery from surgery and illnesses, and athletic training.
Herbs that have the most Magnesium and are the healthiest for you include: Coriander Leaf, Dried Basil, Dried, Dried Dill, Liquorice, Nettle, Parsley, Peppermint leaves, Sage, Spearmint, Thyme and White Willow Bark.
Eat Magnesium rich food. Food rich in Magnesium is easy to find at your local grocery store. The top ten foods sources highest in Magnesium are :
2.Dark Leafy Greens such as Spinach (Vegetables are especially good if you are watching your weight because you can ingest a lot of magnesium for a relatively small number of calories).
3.Cashews, Brazil nuts, Peanuts etc
4.Cocoa / Dark Chocolate
7.Bran breakfast cereal
Other food include : Bananas, Broccoli, Kidney Beans, Oatmeal, Potato, Raisins, Shredded Wheat and Wholemeal Bread.
Magnesium is easily absorbed through the skin. Epsom salt is scientifically known as Magnesium Sulfate (MgSO4). It is known for its high level of Magnesium. Even bathing in Epsom Salts will result in Magnesium levels rising in your body.
Although Magnesium is safe please be sure to check with your health care provider before taking Magnesium supplements.
If you have any questions feel free to email me soul2soleuk@Icloud.com
Follow Me : http://www.twitter.com/Soul2SoleRemedy
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones . . .” ~Proverbs 17:22