Magnesium from the ground up...
Stress, depression, convulsions ... Sometimes it is recommended to take magnesium therapy. But what do you really know about this mineral, which is essential for the proper functioning of the body?
Magnesium is an essential mineral for the body because it participates in a large number of metabolic reactions, especially with the intervention of calcium, potassium and sodium, which combine with it.
Ensures healthy bones and teeth as well as muscle and liver health. Magnesium also plays a key role in nerve transmission and in muscle relaxation after contraction.
Magnesium in our cells is essential for regulating glucose (blood sugar) and lipid levels in the blood as well as for maintaining a regular heartbeat... (Read more: What are the benefits of magnesium?)
Magnesium has many recognized health benefits. For example, its beneficial effect in preventing cardiovascular disease has been demonstrated since studies1,2 have shown an increased risk of heart problems in case of chronic magnesium deficiency. In addition, its regulatory actions regarding blood
sugar levels make magnesium an essential component in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Magnesium is also known to be beneficial in cases of stress, anxiety, and tension, thanks to its effect on muscle relaxation. It can thus prevent spasm (also called "hyperventilation") thanks to its sedative effect. It also limits cramps responsible for pain, especially during the premenstrual period ... (
1-3 years: 80 mg/day
4-8 years: 130 mg/day
9-13 years: 240 mg/day
14-18 years: 360 mg/day
19-30 years: 310 mg/day
31 and over: 320 mg/day
14-18 years: 410 mg/day
19-30 years: 400 mg/day
31 and over: 420 mg/day
Magnesium deficiency is difficult to diagnose because it does not cause obvious symptoms.
However, magnesium deficiency can manifest itself in various disorders, such as hyperactivity, anxiety, tremors, depressive state, feeling chest tightness, headache, dizziness, or insomnia. Magnesium deficiency can also lead to cramps, muscle spasms, cramps and back pain as well as heart palpitations or shortness of breath (= breathing difficulties). Finally, chronic deficits can also lead to cardiovascular problems or diabetes... (Read more: Foods Rich in Magnesium)
some examples :
100 grams of seafood: 410 mg
100 grams of cocoa: 150 to 400 mg depending on the concentration
100 grams of almonds: 250 mg
100 grams of wholemeal bread: 80 mg
100 grams of Brazil nuts: 370 mg
Other foods that are high in magnesium:
Whole grains, dried fruits, chocolate, cabbage, onions, alfalfa, kelp, horsetail, wheat germ and barley, boiled spinach, etc.