This is a post about Calcium. No, wait, it's a post about Magnesium. Actually, it's a post about your body and why Magnesium is one of many unsung heroes. Magnesium is a necessary mineral for our body's balance and aids in over 300 chemical reactions that occur within our body on a daily basis.
So why is it that magnesium deficiency is common in America? There is such a huge push for Calcium with the buzz word Osteoporosis. But, in order for Calcium to be absorbed, we need Vitamin D. This is produced naturally in our body when we carefully and responsibly (No tanning beds, people!) expose our skin to sunlight. Now, here is the kicker, for Vitamin D to be absorbed properly, some researchers say that we need Magnesium. Because of this, Magnesium is important in bone health as well. Now, why are we deficient? Well, we could point our fingers at the American Diet but lets be responsible people and say its our own fault.
Basically, we should have listened to Popeye a little more. Spinach, kale, zucchini, leafy greens have wonderful amounts of Magnesium in them. Our body isn't able to store Magnesium the way it stores Calcium. Meaning, we need to start each day eating our way to our optimum Magnesium intake - 500mg.
Aside from bone health, Magnesium is also noted to help in treating diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, and even for PMS.
Talk with your doctor and come in to GoodPill to speak to our friendly and knowledgeable staff to discuss the possibility of supplementing Magnesium into your diet. We offer several options that can fit your lifestyle. MagOx 400, Slow-Mag, and 21st Century Magnesium Dietary Supplement all offer varying milligram strengths and absorption rates. Even if you decide to supplement with these reputable tablets, be sure to increase your intake of leafy vegetables!