Magnesium Benefits are Vital for Life
Today Chris talks with Dr. Brent Agin about a very important nutrient, magnesium, which is vital for life!
On today’s show discover:
- … why 8 out of 10 Americans are deficient in magnesium
- … the signs of magnesium deficiency
- … and what you can do to take control and get the magnesium benefits your body needs.
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What does Magnesium do for the Body
Why is magnesium so important to health?
It’s a critical nutritional element for life and it’s involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It’s also involved in the contraction and relaxation of muscles. We’re talking about the heart, it’s very important.
This should be right up there with Vitamin D and Fish Oils, right?
Yes, it’s right up there if not more important.
Signs of Magnesium Deficiency
What are some of the signs of magnesium deficiency in the body? What are some of the things you might experience?
One of the big symptoms is heart attacks and irregular heart rhythms. Other symptoms include sore muscle, pain, cramping, headaches, diabetes. There are some studies that show magnesium can help prevent diabetes and it’s also a great additive in the treatment of diabetes.
How did we get to this place where we don’t have enough magnesium in our bodies?
Diet is a huge factor in our magnesium deficiency. We aren’t getting enough from the foods we eat and at the same time our bodies are depleting magnesium on a day to day basis. 80% of the population is deficient in magnesium.
What is the solution?
Quite frankly there aren’t many options available which is why I created ActivMag. ActivMag is a powder you mix in water to get the magnesium activated. You drink it and it gets absorbed very well.
There are a lot of pills and tablets on the market but they aren’t breaking down and getting absorbed the right way. ActiveMag is a liquid and formulated to be more absorbable. When you take it before bed it relaxes you and even helps you sleep better.
It sounds like something you can actually feel working?
Yes, that’s right you can. Magnesium can help a lot of things right away.
What are the benefits of getting ActivMag in your body?
The big three are
- less pain,
- more energy and
- better sleep.
It also relieves pain, headaches and even constipation. Magnesium may even be beneficial in strengthening tooth enamel.
8 of 10 people are deficient in magnesium and don’t even know it. This could be the reason for some of the health concerns you’re wrestling with right now.
What is actually in the ActivMag formula?
We took magnesium and put it in a form that would be activated by hot water and maximize absorption. We put some vitamin C in there to work with the magnesium to boost your immune and cardiovascular systems.
What is actually happening to the magnesium when you add the hot water?
The magnesium needs to get to a state where it’s a charged element. The hot water and formulation in Activmag does that to ensure it’s highly absorbable and effective.
What are some of the things that deplete magnesium?
Things like sugar and alcohol, prescription medicines, really anything that the body recognizes as foreign.Any toxins that you get in your system. Magnesium is critical in that detoxification process.
I was surprised to learn how much magnesium plays a role in diabetes.
Yes, there are a couple of studies, one done for over 20 years, and they found conclusively that magnesium benefits people and plays a role in lowering the risk of diabetes. Researchers found that people who consumed the most magnesium were about half as likely to develop diabetes.
What can Activmag do for someone?
- Less pain,
- more energy
- better sleep.
Also can help reduce headaches and migraines. It also helps with constipation.
What Food has Magnesium?
Getting magnesium from the foods we eat isn’t easy is it?
If you ate 30 to 40 eggs a day you get about 1/2 the magnesium you need! You could also consume 3 cups of swiss chard or 3 cups of soy beans. All these food that are rich in magnesium are great but it’s unrealistic to think someone would be able to consume the amounts needed on a daily basis.
Low Magnesium Causes
Some of the things that cause a deficiency in magnesium are alcohol, prescription medicines and even antacids.
There seems to be a misconception that if you’re taking a multivitamin you’re getting enough magnesium. many of them just don’t provide enough of the recommended daily amount of magnesium.
What are the benefits of getting magnesium in your body?
The big three:
- Less Pain,
- More Energy
- Better sleep
Reduces anxiety and depression. At night time magnesium benefits you be helping you relax and sleep more soundly. It’s a huge thing for diabetes and for those people who are looking to prevent diabetes. It also reduces headaches and migraines, helps to alleviate constipation and even strengthens tooth enamel.
It’s called ActivMag because it has to be activated. It’s the right amount of magnesium and the right form of magnesium.
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