How magnesium relates to chlorophyll
I want to do this Post on magnesium because it relates to another topic that I’m studying now on chlorophyll, which is the green stuff or the blood of the plant. When a plant is deficient in chlorophyll, the leaves turn yellow. And one cause of that is a magnesium deficiency. Chlorophyll being the blood of the plant is similar in chemistry to our own blood. Yet we have iron to make it red plants have magnesium to make the leaves green. So we can have chlorosis in plants, which could be a magnesium deficiency as well as chlorosis in humans, which is anemia, where a person can actually look a little green, and magnesium is a very, very important mineral.
It’s in hard water. Okay. You have calcium and magnesium. It’s in a very observable form. It’s in by carbonate. Okay. When you heat water, um, those bicarbonates turn into a carbonate form, which makes them absorb less than our bodies. And you would see it when you make your tea. When you heat your water, you’ll see these white little specs on the bottom of the pot. So our bodies do absorb these, by carbonates, very easily, so hard water, mineral water, a great source of magnesium as well as counseling. And of course, when you soften the water, you take out these minerals. So there are some really interesting studies to show that hard water is actually very, very good for your cardiovascular system. And soft water is not now one little side note about, that condition called fluorosis in plants.
One way to develop this condition is to water the plants because all these minerals can leach out. The same thing happens when we drink too much water, especially without minerals. We dilute the minerals we have in our bodies. And that creates all sorts of issues with our hearts, with our nerves and muscles. Whoever, if you, if you’re not drinking hard water or mineral water, get your magnesium from leafy greens. Of course, an average person personally consumes like one and a half cups of vegetables per day, but you’d definitely want to beef that up. I want to talk about some very, surprising symptoms and unique benefits of magnesium.
Unexpected benefits of magnesium
Number one, magnesium relieves muscle tightness. We know that magnesium deficiencies will create cramps in the muscles, but if you have tight muscles, which is different than cramped muscles, that can be a magnesium deficiency.
Number two, magnesium is intimately involved in making a P that’s the energy currency of the body. So your energy level is dependent on magnesium. If you don’t have enough, you’re going to be kind of tired all the time.
Number three, magnesium helps by Mindy’s bioavailability. You need magnesium to allow about an indeed to work. So if you’re deficient in magnesium, you can take all this vitamin D and it doesn’t seem to work. And as a side note, if you want a really good form of magnesium.
Number four, magnesium prevents calcium from depositing in the wrong places in your body. So it works similarly to vitamin K2. All right.
number five, magnesium relieves migraines.
Number six, having enough magnesium will support your friendly bacteria. If someone is magnesium deficient like two-thirds of the world’s population that can negatively affect the microbiome, the friendly bacteria are number seven.
With enough magnesium, you can avoid having pins and needles and numbness, that type of thing, either in your lips, your fingers, or the bottom of your feet, which is called paraesthesia.
And number eight, let’s say your cortisol is high and that affects your sleep patterns. Magnesium can help. So magnesium is very important in the regulation of cortisol. So excessive cortisol symptoms could be a magnesium deficiency. This is why magnesium helps people with stress
and number nine, having enough magnesium will keep your parathyroid functioning at its optimum level. The parathyroid hormone helps to regulate calcium. So if you’re low in calcium, the parathyroid hormone will increase to help elevate calcium. Well, guess what? If you’re deficient in magnesium, the parathyroid hormone will also increase to help you retain more magnesium. So any symptoms where you have high parathyroid hormone could be a magnesium deficiency.
What causes a magnesium deficiency?
All right. And so the question is, how do you become deficient in magnesium? Well, you don’t eat enough. Leafy greens, number one, Florida consumption, and tap water, can create a magnesium deficiency. Fluoride medications can also do it. Refined grains and refined sugars will create a deficiency, low hydrochloric acid in your stomach, and create a problem. Stressful, do it being a diabetic can create a deficiency. And this is why magnesium is so important to stabilize your blood sugars. Alcohol can create a deficiency, and if you have malabsorption of your gut.
Medications that can cause a magnesium deficiency
okay, now there are quite a few medications that can also create a deficiency of magnesium, diuretics, PPIs, or ant acids, statins antibiotics, as well as birth control pills.