80% of women aren’t getting enough of magnesium and calcium.Women who increase their magnesium levels in the right ways are dropping 10 pounds in 7 days … and feeling dramatically less stressed.
“Magnesium plays a key role in more than 300 of the body’s biochemical reactions,” says Carolyn Dean, M.D.,N.D., medical director of the Nutritional Magnesium Association and author of The Magnesium Miracle. “Because the mineral can effect so many things that women associate with day-to-day drains, they get used to living with the symptoms”.
Indeed, experts estimate that 70-80% of us aren’t getting enough of this crucial mineral in our diets. We have a magnesium deficiency. Without enough magnesium, we start getting fearful and twitchy, we’re not sleeping, we feel on edge. Doctors often cannot imagine that all this could be caused by deficiency in a single mineral, so they will treat women’s individual symptoms with drugs instead.
The link between magnesium and fatigue
Deficit of magnesium takes a serious toll on the adrenal glands, which regulate the body stress responses. Magnesium is needed for the adrenals to make stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, and for the glands to process those hormones properly. If the person is lacking magnesium, she or he tends to experience ragged ‘adrenal bursts.’ We get surges of adrenaline – and increased nervousness and anxiety – when we are tired and stressed. And that can be very draining.
Fortunately, women who restore their magnesium levels start to feel great improvement in a matter of weeks. They feel calmer, which allows them to sleep better, so they are better rested.
How magnesium breaks the stress and weight-gain cycle
Magnesium also plays metabolic roles that facilitate weight loss because it helps regulate the stress hormone, cortisol. “When the adrenal glands are fatigued, cortisol levels are low during most of the day, but there are periods when cortisol may be elevated for an hour or two, especially after eating. Even though cortisol may be high only during these few hours of the day, it’s enough to cause weight gain – particularly around the middle,” says James Wilson,N.D.’Ph.D., author of Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome.
Another weight loss worry: deficits in magnesium have been linked to insulin resistance, a condition in which cells don’t respond to the blood sugar – balancing hormone, so the body has to pump out more in response. “Insulin is a growth hormone that’s specialized for storing energy as fat” – James Dowd, M.D., coauthor of The Vitamin D Cure.
Luckily, we can replenish our magnesium. When we optimize our magnesium levels, we will feel better all day, every day.
Why magnesium deficiency is so common, even for women who supplement
Magnesium cannot be absorbed alone. It has to be taken with calcium. Many of us take a daily multivitamin, but there’s often not enough to optimize internal magnesium stores. According to Dr. Dean, calcium and magnesium have what’s known as an antagonistic relationship in the body – when there’s too much calcium available to cells, magnesium isn’t always able to enter. “We’ve really gone overboard in the amount of calcium we’re taking in the U.S”. We need to take just the perfect dose of both minerals so they can be absorbed and not go straight through the intestines.
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