Magnesium is a natural tranquilizer. Called the "anti-stress mineral" it aids in relaxing nerves, relieving tension, assisting digestion, activating enzymes important for protein and carbohydrate metabolism, and modulating the electrical potential across all cell membranes.
Magnesium is important in the production and transfer of energy, muscle contraction and relaxation, and nerve conduction. It also aids regularity, is necessary to keep vertebrae in their proper position, induces restful sleep, purifies and purges body tissues (combats acids, toxins, gases, impurities, and neutralizes poisons), and lowers fever. Magnesium is stored in the bowel, nerves and ligaments. Chlorophyll and green vegetables contain large amounts of magnesium.
Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency
Calcification of organs
Calcification of small arteries
Malignant calcification of tissue
Food Sources of Magnesium
almonds, dry roasted
cashews, dry roasted
cereal, oats, instant/fortified
cereal, shredded wheat
dark-green, leafy vegetables
nuts, mixed, dry roasted
peanuts, dry roasted
potato, baked w/skin