Originally published December 24 2012
Six reasons magnesium is an essential supplement for well-being
by PF Louis
(NaturalNews) Magnesium has been called the “master mineral” because it is involved with over 300 metabolic functions within our bodies. Yet, everyone who relies on commercially farmed, depleted topsoil crops is magnesium deficient. Organic crops have considerably more magnesium content than what Big Ag can offer.
As a supplement, magnesium is also vastly underrated. It seems the manic thrust for calcium supplementation exceeds the mild interest toward magnesium. But excessive calcium supplementation leads to a lot of health issues, including bone problems.
Calcium is also lost without magnesium to help guide it. Free floating calcium in the blood and calcifying soft tissue, such as inner arterial walls and heart chambers, instead of accumulating in bone matter. Recent studies indicate excess calcium consumption causes cardiac issues.
Health practitioner and author, Mark Sircus, OMD, puts it this way: “Inside chlorophyll is the lamp of life and that lamp is magnesium. The capture of light energy from the sun is magnesium dependent.” Foods grown in decent topsoil and superfoods high in chlorophyl are good sources of magnesium.
After examining a few reasons why your magnesium level needs to be high, some methods of supplementing magnesium will be reviewed. (Learn more)