The Importance of Magnesium

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There is one supplement that we’ll recommend anyone and everyone to take and that’s Magnesium.

Magnesium has over 300 functions in our body, ranging from bone and muscle support to neuron regulation! It plays a key role in developing antibodies, and also facilitates a process called “c3 convertase” which binds to harmful foreign bacteria then gets swept out of your system. Considering the events happening today, magnesium is pretty important!

75% of our population is deficient in magnesium which can trigger 22 different medical conditions, ranging from anxiety and insomnia to kidney and liver disease.

I know what you’re thinking, how could it be so important for us and yet we can’t get it from natural sources? How is it possible that we survived in the wild without access to magnesium supplements?

Looking at our evolutionary past it’s easy to find out why magnesium consumption is such a big problem today. Mr. Caveman had access to spring water getting all the magnesium he needed.

Today our water is complete crap and totally demineralized. Unless you go out of your way to get good quality spring water from a natural source, you’re not getting all the magnesium you need.

Some people will say that you can get all the magnesium from your diet and it can all be found in plant foods. What many don’t know is that the level of magnesium in these plant foods look great on paper but it’s not absorbable by our body. The magnesium found in plant foods are bound to oxalates, phytates, and other toxins which makes absorption close to impossible.

This is why ¾ of our population is deficient in magnesium we think we’re getting it by eating magnesium rich foods, but in reality, we’re not absorbing them.

We typically don’t like to recommend supplements and we strive to have everyone get all of their nutrients from their diet. Our modern world made it almost impossible to get enough magnesium to lead a healthy life, so supplementation is a must.

There are many types of magnesium supplements out there so make sure you get one that your body can absorb well.

We like magnesium glycinate which is a chelated form that’s well absorbed by our body. Magnesium chloride, malate, taurate, and citrate are also good options.

Some types of magnesium will cause some gut irritations to certain people so try different types and forms (pills, powder, etc…) to find the right one for you.

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