Magnesium and Your Health

Magnesium and Your Health

Not everyone is aware, but magnesium actually plays a crucial role in your body.  Magnesium helps support and maintain a healthy immune system. It is also known to help maintain your muscle function and normal nerve function. Magnesium even helps to assist approximately 300 enzymes by carrying out various chemical reactions throughout the body. An example of this would be building proteins and strong bones or even regulating blood pressure and blood sugar.  Let's talk some more about this important mineral.

Health Benefits of Magnesium

There are many health benefits of magnesium and below you will find a couple of examples of the important role it has in the body.

Bone Health

Vitamin D and Calcium are regulated with the help of magnesium. Both of which are vital to the health of our bones. For some women after menopause, this can help lower the risk of osteoporosis.

Cardiovascular Health

Magnesium plays an important role in your heart health. Together with calcium, it works to help your heart muscle. The heart muscle relies on these two to interact so that they can contract and relax, playing a precise role in creating your heartbeat.  Of course, magnesium is also beneficial for:

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Magnesium and Thyroid Health

Magnesium is needed to convert the inactive thyroid hormone, T4, into the active thyroid hormone T3. These cells do not receive the more potent form of the thyroid hormone. When magnesium levels are low, your thyroid is not able to function properly.  Essentially individuals with autoimmune disorders do not have the appropriate levels of magnesium. And those with Hashimoto's are prone to missing this key mineral.

Common Sources of Magnesium

There are many common everyday sources of magnesium. If you are looking to enhance your intake of magnesium you may want to consider incorporating some of these items into your everyday diet.

Signs of a Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium deficiency will rear its head in many different forms. You may start to notice some changes in your body. Some changes may be subtle and not really noticeable at first, while others may come on strong and fast. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please reach out to a health care professional.

Listen to your body and do not ignore the changes no matter how small they may seem to you. With the right help, you can learn to boost your magnesium levels and monitor the changes within your body.

To learn more about magnesium and healing naturally with Dr. Randy Hansbrough and his team, call the office at (772) 287-7701 to schedule an appointment. Or sign up for a free, 30-minute consultation.

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