Magnesium is a mineral which serves good purpose in our body along with other important minerals present in our body such as phosphorus, sodium, calcium, potassium, chloride, etc. The lack of magnesium can lead to various health conditions like diabetes, sleep disorders, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Also, magnesium aids in the proper absorption of calcium in our body, particularly in our bones.
So what will happen if calcium is not absorbed by the body properly? In cases that calcium deficiency occurs, certain health problems might arise such as gall stones, kidney stones, plaque in the heart and in the brain, osteoporosis, and a lot more. There are certain conditions why calcium is not absorbed properly by the body, such as stress, corticosteroid therapy (usually taken by people with asthma), caffeine, smoking, too much protein intake, lack of exercise, etc. Nonetheless, aside from working on these areas, calcium supplements will work best if taken with magnesium supplements. Other minerals that will help in calcium absorption are vitamins C, D, E, K and boron.
There are a lot more benefits that the body can get from magnesium and that the lack of magnesium can cause serious health problems. But sufficient amount of magnesium in the body yields a lot of health benefits such as normal blood pressure, restful sleep, ease in spasms and muscle cramps, prevents constipation, prevents osteoporosis as it improves flexibility and rigidity of bones (yes, aside from calcium, magnesium is an important factor too for healthy and strong bones!), aids in weight loss, and even cures ADD or ADHD.
There are various forms of magnesium like Magnesium glycinate, Magnesium oxide, Magnesium chloride, Magnesium lactate, Magnesium carbonate, Magnesium citrate, Magnesium taurate, Magnesium orotate, etc. Each of which has its own unique properties and health benefits. And although magnesium supplements can be bought over the counter without any health prescriptions needed, it’s still best to talk to a medical professional or a certified nutritionist to aid you with what magnesium supplement will work best for you.
Beehive Natural Foods has a variety of magnesium supplements fit to your specific health needs. Talk to Mr. Bob Penna, the owner of the Beehive and a certified nutritional counselor, he will be more than delighted to help you pick the right health products for your total health and wellbeing.
Beehive Health Food Store is located at 6490 Bird Rd, Miami. The store is open from Mondays to Saturdays, from nine in the morning until seven in the evening. You may also call +1 305-666-3360 during store hours for more information.