Magnesium: The Miracle Mineral by Dr. Monica Bickerstaff Riley
Magnesium is often the silent partner to calcium, but its impact on body wellness is equally potent! The crucial health benefits of magnesium include solving or preventing osteoporosis, heart attacks, hypertension, constipation, migraines, leg cramps, kidney stones, gallstones and more. Magnesium is an essential part of alternative medicine.
7 Health Benefits Of Magnesium:
Magnesium for Bones: One of the health benefits of magnesium is strong bones.
Magnesium for Constipation: Easing constipation is one of the health benefits of magnesium. If your body has too little calcium and magnesium, you may have inadequate peristalsis, which is that automatic pushing you feel, those automatic contractions that happen during a bowel movement.
Magnesium for Kidney Stones: Taking magnesium, along with vitamin B6, significantly reduces the formation of calcium oxalate kidney stones.
Magnesium As Treatment For Heart Attack: Intravenous magnesium, when given as soon as possible after a heart attack, decreases death rate.
Magnesium For Migraines: Health benefits of magnesium include relieving migraines. To stop a migraine headache, take a relatively rapid intravenous injection of magnesium and vitamin B6.
Magnesium For Hypertension: Among the health benefits of magnesium may be the regulation of blood pressure.
Magnesium For Incontinence: Women with urinary urge incontinence (also called overactive bladder) may benefit from taking magnesium supplements.
You should take twice as much magnesium as calcium. So, for example, if your daily intake of calcium is 500 milligrams, then you should take 1,000 milligrams of magnesium.
To enjoy the health benefits of magnesium, consume good dietary sources of magnesium, which include nuts (especially almonds), whole grains, wheat germ, fish, and green leafy vegetables. Approximately 80% of the magnesium is lost when whole grains are refined to white flour. Processed foods typically are low in magnesium, and as many as three-quarters of Americans consume less than the Recommended Dietary Allowance for magnesium.
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