Research shows that getting sufficient magnesium is one of the keys for ageless beauty and endless energy.
Modern living and our polluted environment mean that lots of us are deficient in magnesium, getting less than half of what our ancestors did only a century ago.
As the second most common mineral in our bodies, magnesium is essential for your energy, cell growth, nerves, muscles and heart and arterial system. It also helps you to relax both physically and mentally.
Magnesium deficiency affects the way the cells age. Accelerated cellular ageing affects the way tissue functions.
David Killilea, Oakland Research Institute.
Magnesium has the ability to promote, heal and maintain the cells of the body – yes, even the skin cells! By keeping the cells of the body healthy you’re giving your body the best chance to maintain health and wellness.
Magnesium is an essential alkaline mineral for detoxification and youthful radiance.
It also helps to calm overactive nerves and relieve stress, boost energy levels, strengthen your immune system, hydrate and strengthen your skin, and assist with proper muscle function, relieving cramping.
Magnesium deficiency is a common cause of troubled sleep and night restlessness.
The body loses stores of magnesium every day from normal functions such as muscle movement, heartbeat and hormone production. Although we only need small amounts of magnesium relative to other nutrients, we must regularly replenish our stores either from foods or magnesium supplements in order to prevent deficiency symptoms.
Generally, if you follow a ‘standard’ Western diet, you will have low magnesium levels. The more processed food, grains and junk that you eat, the lower this level falls.
By eating plenty of vegetables, fruit, lean meats, fish and dairy you can increase your magnesium levels.
The top ten magnesium-rich foods are spinach, chard, pumpkin seeds, yogurt or kefir, almonds, black beans, avocado, figs, dark chocolate, and banana.
Magnesium is readily absorbed through your skin, so soaking in an Epsom Salt bath or treating yourself to a Magnesium Therapy Wrap are blissful ways to replenish your magnesium levels!