According to WebMD, magnesium citrate is a good source of magnesium ions that our entire body needs!
Magnesium isn't just a mineral but an electrolyte one at that, needed for hundreds of functions in the body - including working with nucleic acid to produce energy but also for protein regulation/production, the transmission of nerve cells, muscle function, BP (blood pressure), blood glucose and much more!
The Benefits of Magnesium Citrate in Particular
Regulation of Our Digestion
Did you know that magnesium citrate acts on water release in your intestines? Thus helping to release water into your stool (poo) to help prevent the unpleasant and toxic experience of constipation.
This form of magnesium (citrate), is a lot more gentle than many other forms of magnesium and is also one of the main ingredients in laxative products!
Support for Muscles & Nerves
Your muscles and nerves both require magnesium to function well. You may have heard of 'electrolytes' right? Well what that means is that a mineral (or particle) can have an electric charge and electrolytes carry electric currents to keep things functioning and our cells hydrated.
Electrolyte minerals such as magnesium (and ones mentioned below), help the muscles to contract, so if you are cramping in any way, you may need more magnesium or better yet, you may really benefit by taking our electrolyte drink (adrenal cocktail), you can find the recipe here. This drink contains 4 important electrolytes so it can help you stay balanced and feeling optimal.
Magnesium is just one of many electrolytes, there's also bicarbonate, chloride, calcium, phosphate, potassium and sodium!
Calcium transportation is regulated by magnesium and this plays a vital role in the creation of our bones!
Did you know that the bones store magnesium and that around 60% of the total magnesium in your body is actually stored in your bones?
A Healthy Heart
Without adequate magnesium, you would struggle to keep a regular heartbeat as magnesium helps to keep it regular. The most common form of magnesium used to prevent arrhythmia is magnesium citrate?
It is said that magnesium citrate helps to keep arterial walls more flexible, thus reducing the risk.
Magnesium is also important for proper sleep, gut health, skin health and so much more! I could really go on and on but you get the point I'm sure. 😏
Many of us are not adequate in magnesium and some of us may even be deficient? One reason for this is diet or inadequate nutrition (due to either poor dietary choices or eating produce that is grown in nutrient-deficient soils).
Another reason we are inadequate or deficient is stress! Stress eats up magnesium like pac man!
Lastly, both alcohol and sugar consumption can create imbalance in magnesium and other vital nutrients too!
Some Common Signs of Deficiency
- Muscular cramps, spasms or twitching nerves
- Chronic constipation
- Migraine headaches
- Cardiac arrhythmia
We are always big advocates of eating a whole food, organic diet (where possible) with a variety of animal products such as organ meats like liver (or liver supplements), meats, shellfish, oily fish, pastured eggs, raw dairy, kefir, sauerkraut, butter/ghee, berries and low starch veggies but one may still wish to supplement to help fill in any nutritional gaps?
We recommend Perfect Magnesium Citrate to help you stay balanced and reach your wellness goals.
Disclaimer: This article is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as health advice. Statements made have not been evaluated by the TGA and are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent and one should always consult with their trusted health professional before adding a new supplement to their diet.