Magnesium should be supplemented through the skin or by using a nebuliser (if medicalised - or if you really want to invest in a machine).
It is important to note again that Vegetable Juice is the one of the best sources to naturally supplement Magnesium in the diet. Chlorophyl, which is very close to human haemoglobin, is very rich in bio-available Magnesium (contains Magnesium at its chore).
Perhaps, it is not necessary to waste huge amount on supplements, which may not include a bio-available version (e.g. Magnesium Carbonate, which is literally pulverised rock: the body cannot use it!) - remember, manufacturers do not care about your health - they care about how much money they can make. Always read the label!.
Dr Mercola* has given the following list of Magnesium supplementing forms:
Chelated means that it can be subtracted from food sources, or attached to another molecule (e.g. amino acid) for better absorption.
Magnesium is essential for many body functions, including muscle relaxation (counteracting the action of Calcium, which contract muscles, by allowing muscle cells to move with the assistance of ATP - the body energy currency. If the body lacks Magnesium the muscles remains contracted and never reach a relaxed state). Therefore, the body requires high levels of both Calcium and Magnesium at any given time (if not, you may experience numbness and tingling, cramping, dizziness, abnormal heart rhythm...) and carbohydrates (Glucose), and many more nutrients for the body to be able to manufacture ATP and keep the body functioning to its optimum ability.
For more information:
"Transdermal Magnesium Therapy" by Mark Sircus
'Transdermal Magnesium Therapy is the first and only book that focuses on one of the most important, exciting, and natural ways of magnesium replenishment; i.e., as absorbed through the skin. Extensive research has shown that this vital macronutrient enters the body through the skin, beneficial physiological processes occur, such as a natural increase in DHEA production, that happen no other way. Mark Sircus provides a critical overview of magnesium's grossly overlooked place in the nutrition matrix, as well as a comprehensive look at other available forms and intake protocols'] - official review.
For Magnesium to be assimilated if you still choose to supplement orally, always choose a capsule (tablets are full of bulking agents, preservatives and many more unnecessary ingredients), and supplement with a B-Vit complex, Calcium ("Calcium Coral" is probably the best bio-available form), Vit K2 ( stores Calcium in its appropriate place. K2 Deficiency makes Calcium to accumulate in the wrong places, causing more problem than it solves), and Vit D (without Vit D, Calcium cannot be stored in the bone).
Minerals require stomach acid to be assimilated; therefore, they should never be supplemented between meals, but with food to make sure that stomach acid is plentiful .
Some Magnesium can be purchased in spray, avoiding the Hepatic first pass altogether; therefore, protected from the detoxification processes of the liver, and able to reach body cells.
This concoction of vitamins and minerals will help your body to function properly, given that you follow a healthy diet and part-take in light daily exercising.
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