The Benefits of Magnesium
Magnesium plays a key role in so many physiological processes that take place within our bodies. It helps in making energy, creating proteins, as well as relaxing and contracting smooth muscle. Along with being a key player in bone and cardiac health it also helps to keep our blood sugar stable. I recommend all of our HCG Diet patients be on some form of mineral supplementation to help with keep blood sugar in balance. Blood tests for magnesium are not a great measure as most magnesium is in tissue. I pay attention to signs and symptoms.
Relax with Magnesium
One of my favorite uses of magnesium is to keep the body relaxed. Magnesium can help muscles relax when they are tense and also has a positive impact on our parasympathetic nervous system. This helps to keep us calm. I also recommend magnesium supplementation for those with migraines, memory issues, seizures, anxiety, depression and for those who deal with chronic stress. Those deficient in magnesium may notice muscle cramping or twitches, tension in the body, constipation. I also find that women with harsh PMS symptoms are low in magnesium levels.
Magnesium in Foods
The RDA only recommends 300-400 mg of magnesium. In my opinion, this is a little on the low side. Magnesium can be found in nuts, green leafy vegetables, nuts, beans, grains, avocado, etc. Due to soil mineral depletion it seems harder to get the full profile of minerals that we need in our diets. When supplementing take Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D to be sure the magnesium gets utilized.
I also love magnesium Epsom salt baths for relaxation and detoxification and we recommend this every evening on phase II of our HCG Diet program!
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