With all of the different types of vitamins and supplements out there, you might have asked yourself: “Should I take magnesium supplements?”, or what the health benefits of magnesium supplements are.
In order to maintain your optimal health, magnesium has to be continuously supplied to your body. If you do not take enough magnesium on a daily basis, or ingest it via dietary means, you will begin to experience deficiency
These can be:
increased chances of diabetes
increased chances of asthma
high blood pressure
In order to prevent this deficiency, you should eat the following foods:
But because we all lead busy lives, it is sometimes hard to maintain a proper nutritional balance. The needed 400 mg
per day (current recommendation according to WebMD), can be fulfilled with magnesium supplements.
A word of caution: You should never take magnesium supplements of any kind if you are experiencing kidney disease. Always check with your physician before taking any supplements, especially when taking medication or if you have a chronic illness.
There are two ways to take magnesium supplements:
In Oral Form:
Oral magnesium supplements are the most popular supplements. They can though for some people, cause some diarrhea, which brings me to the lesser known way of taking magnesium.
Transdermal supplementation is essentially an application of the magnesium on the skin through various ways.
These supplements are available as baths, oils, lotions and creams, and are applied, without the side effects of the oral
While I always recommend to shoot for a healthy diet that includes all vitamins and minerals, there are cases
where this might be not possible, or at least not temporarily, and then supplementation is a viable option to consider.
I hope this article helped you in discover the benefits of magnesium supplements. Stay tuned for more health and wellness articles, like this one.