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The Power of Magnesium: An Essential Mineral for the Body



Zoom! Did you know how crucial magnesium is in our body? Boom! This mysterious mineral is involved in over 300 enzyme reactions! Ora Ora Ora Ora!

An illustration in the JOJO style emphasizing the importance of magnesium. A heroic figure stands tall, flexing muscles, surrounded by glowing magnesium symbols and elements. The background features DNA strands, a strong skeleton, a calm sleeping person, and a healthy heart, symbolizing the various benefits of magnesium such as relaxation, bone strength, and cardiovascular health. The colors are bold and striking, with metallic silver and vibrant shades, giving the image an energetic and powerful feel.

Basics of Magnesium

Magnesium exists in about 25g in the body, with more than 50% in the bones, 40% in muscles and soft tissues, and only 1% outside the cells. Rumble Rumble Rumble... When magnesium is deficient, it is released from the bones, similar to calcium.


The Amazing Functions of Magnesium

Relaxation Effect

When muscles contract, calcium ions are released from the sarcoplasmic reticulum, and magnesium is needed to operate the "calcium pump" that returns these ions. Bam Bam Bam! Magnesium deficiency can cause excessive muscle contraction, leading to cramps and muscle strains.


Protein Synthesis

Magnesium is essential for protein synthesis, which involves transporting amino acids based on DNA information. Flash!


Strengthening Bones

Magnesium lowers the action of parathyroid hormone, which dissolves calcium from the bones, thus strengthening them. Rumble...


Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes

Higher magnesium intake lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases. In hypertensive patients, magnesium intake improves blood pressure, insulin resistance, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. Boom!


Reducing Inflammation and Abdominal Fat

Magnesium has anti-inflammatory effects and lowers cortisol secretion during exercise-induced stress. Rumble Rumble!


Enhancing Sleep

Magnesium's relaxation effect promotes deep sleep. Zzzz...


The Balance with Calcium

The ideal balance of calcium and magnesium in the body is 2:1. However, dairy products often have a poor balance, prompting supplements to adopt a 1:1 ratio. Bang!


Intake and Types

The recommended daily intake by the Ministry of Health is about 400mg for men and 300mg for women, but actual intake is much lower. Supplements are necessary. Boom!


Types of Supplements

  • Magnesium Oxide: Cheap and poorly absorbed, often used as a laxative.

  • Magnesium Citrate: Slightly better absorption and reasonably priced.

  • Magnesium Glycinate, Magnesium Lactate: Better absorption and less likely to cause diarrhea.

  • Magnesium Threonate, Magnesium Acetyl Taurinate: Can cross the blood-brain barrier and benefit brain function.

Non-Oral Methods

  • Epsom Salt: Soak in a bath with magnesium sulfate for about 20 minutes.

  • Magnesium Oil or Cream: Applied to the skin, it helps absorb magnesium and reduce inflammation. However, it can cause a tingling sensation.


 

Conclusion

Zoom! Magnesium is an essential mineral for maintaining health. Ensure you get enough through a balanced diet and appropriate supplements! Ora Ora Ora!



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