Should you be taking magnesium?

By absolutely no means do I consider myself a doctor, nor a healthcare expert for that matter. I firmly believe, though, that a hell of a lot more of us would benefit from learning some basics regarding medicine, healthcare and naturopathy, hence why I often write about topics related to these concepts.

In regard to magnesium and whether or not it is something worth taking, I’ll make mention of the fact that I am not using magnesium currently. My mom recently recommended it to me, though, so I figured I would do a bit of research to determine what exactly using magnesium benefits, and further, the advantageous properties it offers when consumed. This information comes from

  • “Magnesium supports hundreds of chemical reactions in your body. However, many people get less than they need.
  • Magnesium supplements have been shown to enhance exercise performance in several studies…
  • Magnesium deficiency may be linked to depression. As such, supplementing may help reduce symptoms of depression.
  • Magnesium supplements may improve blood sugar levels, insulin sensitivity, and other risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
  • Magnesium may help lower blood pressure levels and reduce several risk factors for heart disease.
  • Magnesium has been shown to help fight inflammation by reducing markers such as CRP and interleukin-6.
  • People with migraine may have low magnesium levels. Some studies show that supplementing with this mineral may provide relief from migraine attacks.
  • Some studies suggest that magnesium supplements help improve PMS symptoms, though more research is necessary.
  • Magnesium is important for bone health. Some studies tie a higher intake to a lower risk of osteoporosis, fractures, and bone loss.
  • Increasing your intake of magnesium through foods or supplements may help treat certain sleep issues and improve sleep quality.
  • Magnesium may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and decrease stress, but more studies are needed.
  • Getting enough magnesium is vital for your health. Many foods contain it, and many high quality supplements are available,” the web page explains.

Consult your healthcare professional before deciding anything, but for me, personally, I think I’ll take a stab at trying magnesium.

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