What Is Magnesium

Ok so last week, we talked about meditation and how everyone is doing it and if you are not doing it you are a total loser, remember?

I also alluded to the other trendy M word…

Recently Mum spent a week up at the fancy pants fat farm  health retreat called Gwinganna. She came home refreshed and relaxed and can throughly recommend the experience but I cannot go because they don’t serve coffee, don’t have wifi and they encourage group activities. BUT she did mention that they gave magnesium out like tic tacs and so I thought I would get on board. With the magnesium. Not the camp.

Just what is magnesium?

Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation.

I copied that from a proper website about health. My website is not a proper website about health. But I purchased some from the chemist and this is from the bottle.

Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body, it is needed for bone formation and plays an important role in muscle concentration. Stress may also result in an increased dietary requirements for magnesium.

Blah, blah, blah STRESS! DING DING DING GIMME ALL DEM PILLS!

But there is one thing you should now about Magnesium. If you take too much you might find yourself defecating ones pants in the linen section of David Jones.

You don’t have to buy into the 4.7 billion dollar Australian Supplement Industry. Magnesium can be found naturally in some of the most un-fun foods I can think of.

If anyone can tell me what buckwheat groats are, I would be most appreciative.

But on a more sensible, serious note, here are the main benefits foe being a magnesium topped up tart!

  • Helps Increase Energy.
  • Calms Nerves and Anxiety.
  • Treats Insomnia and Helps You Fall Asleep.
  • Helps with Digestion by Relieving Constipation. Maybe a little TOO well!
  • Relieves Muscle Aches and Spasms.
  • Regulates Levels of Calcium, Potassium and Sodium.
  • Important for Heart Health.
  • Prevents Migraine Headaches.

As I implied, I am NOT a health professional in any way and I am not sure whether it is working or not, but I seem quite calm and I am sleeping like a baby. It might be a placebo? Dunno. Apparently you can also bathe in it.

Do you take magnesium?

Any other magic pills?