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Light Your Fire with Magnesium!

From a health perspective, magnesium is the sparkplug essential for human survival. In fact, if you google the words “magnesium” and “survival,” it typically leads to a demonstration of an outdoorsman using magnesium shavings to light a survival fire. The problem for the majority of North Americans is that it’s critically deficient in our modern-day food chain.

Magnesium is active throughout the body as the catalyst that sparks countless metabolic, skeletal, and nervous-system functions. It’s also important for maintaining optimal heart rhythm, skeletal health, blood pressure, and blood glucose management. Potential signs of magnesium deficiency include constipation, muscle spasms, leg cramps, insomnia, and migraines.

Magnesium regulates nerve and muscle function. It helps relax muscles, whereas low levels of this precious mineral can cause muscles to tighten and contract. This can lead to muscle spasms and frequent cramps, and even contribute to restless leg syndrome. Nerve cells rely upon the presence of adequate levels of magnesium to conduct impulses across the minute gaps between them, called the synapses. The impairment of these impulses can contribute to additional health concerns that vary from anxiety to Alzheimer’s disease.

Magnesium is a critical cofactor for the assimilation of calcium within bones; its synergy with calcium helps prevent osteoporosis. It also regulates levels of calcium within the bloodstream to prevent hardening of the arteries, kidney stones, and arthritis. Magnesium supplementation can also decrease insulin resistance that allows cells to easily assimilate blood glucose to lower the risk of type II diabetes.

Considering the importance of magnesium, identifying a mineral deficiency might avert the long-term implications of a prescription drug to solve a preventable health concern. Supplementing with highly bioavailable magnesium bisglycinate is a safe and effective therapeutic initiative that could make a lasting difference in your quality of life.