Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for general health. However, there are many kinds and they do not produce the same results. Some work great for improved bowel function and others improve brain, mood, sleep, and other functions. In this video, we share the downside of magnesium deficiency and the benefits of having healthy levels as well as the two products we both take daily.

Risks associated with low magnesium levels:

1. Cardiovascular disease, hypertension & hardening of the arteries
2. Diabetes
3. Asthma
4. Chronic fatigue
5. PMS
6. Sleep Disorders & Anxiety
7. Constipation & Muscle Cramps
8. Osteoporosis

Reasons for deficiency:

1. Diet – Too many processed foods, too much coffee, soda and other caffeinated drinks
2. Hormone imbalance, menopause, and general aging
3. Stress
4. Illness and surgeries

Calcium Supplementation Warning
Supplementation of calcium without magnesium will throw off balance and potentially deplete your magnesium levels.

Best way to raise magnesium levels:
Even though certain foods are relatively high in magnesium such as almonds, cashews, cocoa powder, and halibut, you would have to eat significant amounts daily to raise your levels if they are below optimal.

The best way to raise your magnesium level is with supplementation
But wait! Not all magnesium is the same. Some are more easily absorbed and others may not bring up your levels but are good for other health concerns.

Magnesium Oxide – Relatively inexpensive but low on absorption so won’t have an impact on raising your levels and is not impactful for heart and brain health. However, it’s very good for supporting healthy bowel movements as well as muscle cramps.

Magnesium Citrate – Better absorption and still has a stool loosening aspect.

Magnesium Glyconate – Known for its calming effect, is touted for not having a laxative effect, but that was not the case for me. Should you try this, test it out before taking too much so you don’t end up with loose stools.

Magnesium Orotate– Has been studied for heart health and is known to help heart cells repair. No laxative effect at all.

Magnesium-L-Threonate – Recently studies have shown it can help improve memory & brain function.

Trans Dermal Magnesium – Magnesium oil or cream is used to raise magnesium levels quickly. I found it to be inconvenient because of the drying time and needing to rinse it off. I would not use long-term.

It is really important to get your levels tested regularly and consult with your physician on which form and dosage they recommend for your needs.




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