Are you Magnesium deficient?

Are you Magnesium deficient?

A quick look at the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council’s website (i) will show you that magnesium is necessary for over 300 bodily functions, most of them important at a fundamental level. Due to magnesium being a necessity for so many things in the body, its absence shows itself in a wide range of symptoms. To make sense of all this luckily we have the help of neurosurgeon and Professor Sanjay Gupta, an Emmy Award-winning chief medical correspondent.

So those who know about magnesium and its importance to health say that many people are deficient, so why is that?

First of all, it hasn’t been trendy. (We hope to change that)

Magnesium hasn’t really been a fashionable topic among the healthy living / natural health community, whose focus seems to be more on antioxidants and other (expensive) vitamins. Due to its multitude of applications it’s often difficult to answer “What does Magnesium do?” in less than an hour and without a couple of textbooks. Not quite the answer the average consumer wants.

It’s no longer part of our diet.

Health professionals have identified that most people in modern societies have vitamin and mineral deficiencies due to those nutrients being extracted in industrial food processing (ii). Even some of those people who use supplements for magnesium are not reaching the required levels due to the inefficient absorption of magnesium in the gut. That is why we recommend Magnesium Oil.

So how does a person know if they are magnesium deficient?

Unfortunately less than 1% of magnesium exists in the blood, so blood tests are often wildly inaccurate. It may be a good idea to search out doctors who have an understanding of the importance of minerals and nutrition. Whilst it’s getting easier to find doctors like this, it may not be very straightforward.

According to Dr T. Colin Campbell, Co-Author of “The China Study” (One of America’s best-selling nutrition books),

“Doctors have virtually no training in nutrition and how it relates to health… Nutrition training of doctors is not merely inadequate; it is practically non-existent.”

Despite Dr Campbell’s scepticism, we at Amazing Oils believe that this has changed over the last couple of years, especially in Australia. More medical schools are starting to acknowledge the importance of these things, especially when related to diseases such as obesity.

Sometimes the best way to identify if you are deficient in magnesium or not is to identify whether you are suffering from the well-known magnesium deficient symptoms. Many people know that cramping (or twitching) is a common sign of magnesium deficiency, however less people are aware of the relationship between magnesium and insomnia, headaches and muscle fatigue.

So what can I do about it?

Including some magnesium into your daily health routine is simply one of the best health choices you can make. Personally I keep a bottle next to my toothbrush so I remember to use it every morning and night.

The good news about magnesium supplementation is that it’s very reasonable, our 2 x 250ml magnesium oil spray package will last an individual over a year, which costs less than a coffee ever two weeks. (It definitely doesn’t taste as good as a coffee, but you don’t ingest it so y’know)

Why magnesium oil? Why not tablets, pills and powders?

Take a look at our blog here.


Where can I buy magnesium oil?

Take a look at our store here.


Further reading and citations

(i) https://www.nrv.gov.au/nutrients/magnesium

(ii) http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v08n09.shtml

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