In case you don’t know why you need magnesium, continue reading and find out how many things this single mineral actually does for you
Well firstly magnesium is essential for the successful handling of more than 300 enzymatic processes in the body. However according to a new American consumer study, very few people were aware of how vital its role in the human body is. This is just one of many studies showing that there is clearly a need for better education regarding the importance of nutrition and how it affects our health.
Keeps your muscles in shape
Let's take a closer look at what magnesium actually does. One of the very important properties of magnesium - a nutrient that we get by eating spinach, pumpkin seeds, almonds and avocadoes - is to make sure our muscles function normally. Your heart is also a muscle – arguably the most important muscle of all – and it is essential for the heart to function the way it is designed to. Magnesium plays a big part here. Also, there is the so-called smooth muscle tissue that you have in your digestive tract and other places.
Good for your bones
Magnesium also contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. Just imagine how important magnesium must be to a growing child. Magnesium makes sure that the exact right amount of calcium is allotted to the different tissues. It helps calcium enter the bone cells, and prevents it from flooding the cells in soft tissues such as muscles, tissues etc., where calcium is only needed in very limited quantities.
Keeps you calm
Magnesium also helps the nervous system function correctly. A normal nervous system is more important than you can possibly imagine. Just think of all the body functions that the nervous system controls such as muscle contraction, heart activity, reactions, etc. Stress is a type of imbalance in the nervous system, so if you feel stressed, it is important that you get enough magnesium to control your nerves and keep you calm.
The most common reasons why we become magnesium-deficient are regular use of medical drugs, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet and genetic factors. This was pointed out in an article in Göteborgsposten by Lena Hultén, who is a professor of clinical nutrition at Sahlgrenska Sjukhuset in Gothenburg. «Most people who eat a balanced diet and generally feel well are not likely to lack magnesium,» she is quoted as saying.
Bio-Active Magnesium – a reliable magnesium source
Magnesium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism and helps reduce tiredness and fatigue. If you tend to feel tired all the time, you may want check if your diet includes enough magnesium, or look to find a supplement. Bio-Active Magnesium is a practical and reliable way to get enough of this vital mineral on a daily basis, containing three different magnesium sources in a specially designed tablet that dissolves very fast and guarantees good absorption.