Magnesium is classified as one of 7 essential macro minerals.
In other words, it is a mineral we cannot live without.
Here we will highlight, just a few of its
-Magnesium is an electrolyte and is a co-factor in over 600 enzymatic reactions.
-Magnesium is imperative to the production of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), the energy "currency" of the body; making it vital for proper nerve and muscle performance
-Magnesium is crucial to DNA repair and replication.
-Magnesium is necessary for insulin action and glucose utilization
-Without Magnesium, vitamin D could not be converted into its active form, and utilized physiologically to play out its vital role as a bone protector and immune enhancer, among a plethora of other actions.
Interestingly, magnesium has been used for decades; intravenously,
in ICU(s) (intensive care units), to help treat a myriad of condition.
To name a few:
Acute asthma attacks,
Prevention of pre-eclampsia induced seizures,
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
Traumatic brain injuries.
How Can Magnesium Supplementation help in daily life?
Many studies have been conducted with different magnesium compounds as a possible support for a wide range of pathology including, but not limited to:
-High Blood pressure
So why Supplement Magnesium???
The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for Magnesium is about 310-420mg for the average adult. It is always recommended to consult with your primary care physician before beginning any supplement regime, however it is also noteworthy to keep in mind the current science based research on how magnesium testing is limited, soil and food contain less of this mineral then it did historically, your personal diet, and other drugs/medication you may have or currently be taking have deplete your own body’s reservoirs.
1. It is currently estimated that over half of Americans do not meet the daily recommended dosage of Magnesium and are deficient.
2. Serum (blood) testing only is able to look at about 1% of the total magnesium
in the body and other more effective means of evaluating an individual's
true magnesium status are costly and non-ubiquitous.
3. Our current Standard American Diet is low in rich sources of Magnesium
(greens and beans) and high in sugar (unrefined carbs) which exhausts
this macro mineral. Also alcohol and coffee inhibit our body's uptake of magnesium.
4. Our soil nutrient level has declined due to erosion, pesticides, overuse of
fertilizers, and heavy metal contamination, therefore our food
micro-nutrient levels have declined.
5. Many common prescriptions such as PPI(s), Bisphosphonates, diuretics,
and antibiotics deplete the body of Magnesium
Why Supplement with Orthomolecular’s brand?
There are so many different Magnesium brand and compounds.
At Washington Green Spa we like how Orthomolecular has always been a
cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) manufacturing plant,
that the produce is manufactured in the United States;
Steven's Point Wisconsin, and the peace of mind that Orthomolecular
has "routinely" passed FDA and third-party audits.
They ensure thorough testing on every lot manufactured,
and they handle all phases of production from formulation to labeling.
Noteworthy, is their use of chelated forms of good quality magnesium compounds making them more bio-available (assessable for use in the body).
The chelation process also helps reduce any potential intestinal discomfort,
and the selection of quality magnesium compounds ensure more
efficacy then other brands.
A Huge Thank You to our Kelsey Cardenas for putting all of this supporting research together on the benefits of Magnesium.
Washington Green Spa & Wellness
1713 Madison Ave. Suite 110
Washington, MO 63090