warn-bath-with-epsom-saltMagnesium is one of the most important and vastly underestimated minerals.

It is crucially important for optimum health and supporting some o f the following functions:

-Activating muscles and nerves

-A precursor for neurotransmitters like serotonin

-Activating ATP, which supports the body’s energy and mitochondrial function.

Many people may be deficient and not even know it. Some symptoms of deficiency are:

-Muscle contractions and cramps or twitches

-Numbness and tingling

-Personality changes

-Abnormal heart rhythms

-Improper formation of bones and teeth

-Insomnia

-Irritability

-Constipation

-Headaches

-Reflux

-Seizures

The Calcium and Magnesium Balance is Vital

Calcium must be balanced with magnesium and adequate levels of magnesium are essential for the absorption and metabolism of calcium.

The biggest problem is that testing serum magnesium levels is the least sensitive way to detect total body magnesium levels.

What you can do about it

Add Magnesium rich foods to your diet including:

Nuts- almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds

Veggies- collard greens, parsley, dandelion greens, raw spinach, kale

dates, figs, shrimp, avocado, beans, garlic, and bananas.

Another simple and effective way to get magnesium into the body is by taking an Epsom salt bath.

It is part of many familie’s nightly routine. It calms the brain and the body. Here is what a few fellow Angel families had to say:

“We use it at bath time to help calm down and get ready for bed, but we use it also for bad days when Toby (4 del+) is stiff. On the back of the bag there is a “recipe” for Epsom salt lotion that you use topically we use this for his belly cramps and constipation” – Erin Condon Bates

“After the third day of giving nightly epsom salt baths, Nathan started sleeping through the entire night for the first time in his life. We have been doing them ever since, going on over three years now.” – Lizzie Sordia

When a 6 lb bag is around $5 at your local pharmacy, it is a great solution all around. bathtime

 

Sources and References:

mercola.com

DrHyman.com

nutritionalmagnesium.org