Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body. Half of it is locked up in the matrix of our bones keeping them strong, and the other half is mainly found inside the cells. It helps maintain relaxed muscle and nerve function, normal heart rhythm, keeps blood sugar levels healthy and participates in energy production. The condition known as Metabolic Syndrome is where muscle and liver cells have become insulin resistant. It results in high blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood fats, as well as abdominal fat which is difficult to loose. In a 5 year study of over 1,000 adults, scientists found that magnesium may offer valuable protection against metabolic syndrome. A diet comprising processed foods and sweets depletes the body of magnesium, and people with food sensitivity and leaky gut have poor absorption of minerals like magnesium often resulting in deficiency. Metabolic Syndrome affects about 20% of the population so if you think you may be one of them give us a call today to start the process of regaining your health.
Karen Emans is a Clinical Nutritionist, Homeopath and Kinesiologist with over 20 years experience.