Optimum Magnesium is required for over 300 important enzyme systems that regulate numerous biological functions, yet it’s estimated that 80% of Brits are deficient!
- About 99% of the magnesium in our body works within the cells and over 60% is deposited within the bones. It is water soluble and needs regular replenishment. Magnesium (about 20%) is necessary for proper muscle function
- Magnesium is a key alkalising mineral and plays a very important role in mobilising beneficial substances within the cells that help reduce toxicity
- Beneficial functions include proper muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, blood pressure regulation and good energy production
- Alcohol, refined sugars, caffeine, saturated fats, high intake of dairy products, fluoride and many pharmaceuticals reduce our magnesium reserves
- Endurance exercise causes magnesium excretion
- We consume about 70% below the required daily intake of magnesium. Most magnesium supplements are not as beneficial as we are led to believe, and are even less effective if taken at the same time as calcium supplements. Combined, they actually decrease the absorption of the other mineral, whereas in the foodstate form they work together in complete harmony
The importance of Selenium: Selenium is essential for absorption of magnesium, and research has shown that on average we only consume about 25% of our daily requirement of selenium, a potent antioxidant mineral that protects the heart and helps prevent many cancers