Magnesium

Since introducing magnesium into my weekly non-negotiable health practices over a month ago, my body has felt the best it’s ever felt.

But, what is it?
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. Your body can’t make it so you need to get it through food. It is recommended that women get 400 – 420mg per day. Magnesium is responsible for hundreds of metabolic processes and many other important bodily functions – from giving you energy to building proteins like DNA.

Studies suggest that 50% of people in western countries don’t get enough magnesium in their diet.

It is believed that magnesium is best absorbed through the skin. Magnesium is a powerful natural exfoliant which removes dead skin cells in order to replace them. Absorbing it through the skin means that it can more efficiently target aches and pains immediately. This is why you see a lot of magnesium sprays, gels and bath salts. Such as my favourite @thebasecollective

You can find it in pumpkin seeds, spinach, Swiss chard, dark chocolate, black beans, quinoa, halibut, almonds, cashews, mackerel, avocado, salmon, to name a few.

Magnesium:
– Involved in 100s of biochemical reactions in your body
– Boosts exercise performance
– Fights depression
– Helps fight Type 2 Diabetes
– Lowers blood pressure
– Anti-inflammatory
– Prevents migraines
– Reduces insulin resistance
– Improves PMS symptoms
– Essential for good health

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