Magnesium: The Anti-Aging Mineral

Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for good health; it's needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, things like maintaining normal muscle and nerve functions, supporting a healthy immune system, and keeping bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and can help to manage disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

I call it the gatekeeper for calcium. It's very important to take magnesium in the morning and calcium in the evening, as it goes into the bones while we're sleeping. The mistake many people make is taking the two together in one supplement, where the magnesium and calcium actually compete for cellular absorption.

I call Magnesium the anti-aging mineral because, as the gatekeeper for calcium, it prevents too much calcium from absorbing into the cells. Too much calcium can make the cells rigid and can stop the detoxification process. You need the right type of Magnesium. First, a magnesium bound to glycine is best, which doesn't depend on stomach acid for proper absorption. Secondly, it's a natural builder for collagen. Collagen is important to keep the skin looking healthy. With age, collagen production slows, the skin gets thinner and begins to sag and wrinkle. Hair becomes lifeless and joints become less elastic.

 

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To Your Health and Wellness!

Dr. Janine Bowring

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