Having adequate magnesium inside your cells (intracellular)—where this mineral does it’s magic—helps you have less headaches, back pain, insomnia and even heal faster when injured.
Most blood tests test extracellular magnesium, but only 1% of magnesium is outside the cell. You have to get a specific intracellular blood test to know if you are deficient in this mineral, or not.
But by numerous National Surveys, a majority of Americans are lacking in magnesium. Is this one major contributor to us buying pain pills, sleeping pills and muscle relaxants by the truckloads?
Where do we get most of our magnesium? Greens. The smack dab middle of chlorophyll, of green plants like spinach, broccoli, lettuce, and even green beans, lives this mineral, magnesium. A plant turns toward the sun to generate chlorophyll. So magnesium is in essence, “captured sunlight.” Like lying in the sun makes you feel more comfy and relaxed, so does magnesium, the mineral that is captured sun light and a co-factor (booster) of over 300-1000 enzyme systems (depending on the source you read.)
Why are we so deficient as a nation in magnesium? Stress rinses magnesium out of the body (through diverse routes like sweat, stools and urine) and magnesium is not easy to absorb, especially as we age and our digestive players wan.
Excessive coffee and alcohol rinse magnesium out of the body.
Too few of us eat adequate greens to replenish our need for magnesium.
Too few of us take magnesium supplements which is one easy way to take it (as long as you have enough stomach acid and digestive prowess to absorb it, since it is a mineral that requires specific digestive steps.)
Magnesium helps you sleep, hurt less, smile more, and feel more at ease in your body suit.
Like your mother urged you “eat your greens.”