Magnesium is vital for good bone health and overall wellness. Low levels of magnesium have been linked to osteoporosis, high blood pressure, clogged arteries, hereditary heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Although you can obtain magnesium through diet, many health professionals believe most Americans do not get nearly enough of this elemental mineral—in fact, while standard blood panels may indicate normal levels of magnesium in the blood, you may still have a subclinical deficiency.
Where Is Magnesium Used in the Body?
Approximately 60% of the body’s magnesium stores are in the bones. But this element is far from inert. In fact, it is a vital cofactor that facilitates over 600 critical biochemical reactions. Among other actions, it facilitates the creation of usable energy from the food you eat, helps create new proteins, maintains your genes and DNA, and regulates the nervous system. It also may play a vital role in cardiac health—in particular, by working in coordination with Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D, magnesium may help to prevent lipoproteins from essentially “rusting” and causing inflammation and damage to the arteries that leads to calcification.
It may also be useful for:
- Lyme disease
- Hearing loss
- Weight loss
- Skin ulcers (as injection)
- Physical wounds (as injection)
- Skin infection (as injection)
- Seizures (as injection)
Where Can You Obtain Magnesium?
Foods containing the elemental mineral include avocados, bananas, edamame, dark chocolate, tofu, spinach and cashews. You can also supplement magnesium orally, through skin applications, or through injections. Xjus has a unique, powerful formula that includes essential magnesium to improve insulin sensitivity, boost health and well being, and prevent deficiency in this mineral.