In this month’s video, Dr. Paul Miszczyszyn ND describes the benefits of magnesium and the different types.
Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency
Magnesium deficiency is very common; even if you eat a diet rich in organic vegetables. This is due to the depletion of crop soils resulting in fewer minerals in our food.
Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency Include:
- poor appetite
- low energy
- nausea or vomiting
- muscle cramps
- numbness / tingling
- personality change
- irregular heartbeat
What are the benefits of taking magnesium?
Why is magnesium is important?
Magnesium helps us make energy. It is also used by nerves and muscles for proper function. Athletes and active people use magnesium at a faster rate, so supplementing is important to recover well and stay at the top of your game. Magnesium is also important for calming the nervous system and can help us cope with stress. Other benefits include blood pressure regulation, bone health, migraines, insomnia, and mood support.
Which form of magnesium is right for me?
Magnesium Oxide: CONSTIPATION. Non of this is absorbed. The cheapest form.
Magnesium Citrate: CONSTIPATION and GENERAL
This is a non expensive form. It is commonly found in over the counter multivitamins. This is most helpful for constipation, and there is some absorption for systemic support.
Magnesium Glycinate: CALM
This form acts on the brain to support calm and relaxation
Magnesium Threonate: BRAIN
This form can cross the blood-brain barrier to get calming magnesium to the brain; this form is typically more expensive. It can aid in memory and learning. A study in the journal Neuron demonstrated magnesium enhancement in learning, memory, and quality of sleep. This form is also supportive after a concussion or head injury.
Magnesium Malate: MUSCLES
This form is one of the best absorbers. This is a great option for athletes to support muscle recovery, as well as brain function. This can also help with cramps and spasms.
Magnesium Taurate: HEART and CELLS
This form helps get magnesium into the cells. Taurine is bound here and Taurine acts as important amino acid to keep magnesium on the correct side of the cells.