by Sharon Finch &
Karen Stene Finch
Magnesium: The Unsung
In many ways, magnesium
is as important as calcium. It acts as a catalyst for the vital
organs, especially the heart. Calcium is essential to keep the
heart beating, but it must have the correct amount of magnesium
to do its job. Magnesium is the primary regulator for the electrical
activity that triggers every movement of the body, both internal
and external. Nerves and muscles must have adequate amounts of
magnesium for healthy function.
A French scientist
M. L. Robinet did a study regarding suicides. He found that in
areas of the country where soil levels of magnesium were poor,
the rate of suicides were higher. He also observed that these
same people for the most part, ate diets deficient of magnesium.
Alcohol consumption and drugs given to reduce inflammation can
suppress magnesium activity.
Magnesium is mainly
found in green veggies. Because many of us do not eat sufficient
amounts of greens we could be lacking in this very important mineral.
This mineral is absolutely vital in creating and maintaining normal
bone formation in children. Magnesium needs to be present to prevent
One way to easily increase
our intake of greens and magnesium is by drinking Nature's Sunshine's
Liquid Chlorophyll. This green
drink is made from alfalfa, which contains many trace minerals
including magnesium. Liquid Chlorophyll is refreshing with a pleasant
taste of spearmint oil.
Magnesium supplement provides
250 mg of magnesium in each tablet. Nature's Sunshine's Magnesium
Complex capsules contain magnesium citrate and magnesium malate.
These are two different forms of chelated magnesium for easier
absorption. With their high quality products and wonderful formulations,
we can be assured that we have the best supplements available.
note: The information contained here is for educational purposes
only and is not meant to diagnose, treat, or prevent any illnesses.
We recommend that you contact a health care practitioner if you
have any immediate health care concerns.