Beaufort Health and Fitness: Magnesium
“Hey guys! Ben here, Precision Nutrition Coach. And, today again I’ll be talking about supplements. The supplement I’d like to speak about today is actually it’s a mineral. And it’s actually deemed to be “miracle mineral”, that is how beneficial it is for you. This mineral in particular is used for over 300 different cellular processes in the body; so that’s just how important it is. It is used for everything in the body. The problem however is almost everybody is deficient. You can go out and buy a magnesium supplement. However, the probability that it all gets absorbed in the body is very low because most magnesium supplements are the wrong and they also have a poor absorption rate. Go out and look at just a regular product like a multi-vitamin, multi-mineral. Look down the label the mineral, look at the magnesium. I am almost a hundred percent sure it’s going to say magnesium oxide and what magnesium oxide is go back to your days when you’re in high school or college. Remember when your professor gave you that strip of magnesium, the metal strip. They told you why they don’t fire, you lit it on fire because it’s very fun it burned up. What was left over? it was a bunch of cinders, little bits and pieces. That is magnesium oxide.It’s the waste product of a burned magnesium. So that’s actually what is in those mineral supplements and a lot of magnesium supplements.
However, here at EarthFIT we have Pico-Ionized Magnesium supplement. What happens is it’s actually the highly beneficial magnesiums that your body requires and the pico-ionization, it makes the magnesium particles very very tiny. This is beneficial for you because what’s going to happen is there’s tiny particles as soon as you take in the magnesium they get sent right into a digestion and assimilation. So they go right into the body, right into the bloodstream and the Pico-Ionization is also very important because as soon as it gets assimilated into the bloodstream wherever you’re deficient in the body, any part of the body. Your body is able to recognize that and send that particular magnesium right to those areas. So, let’s say your arm muscles or your leg muscles it gets sent right to those areas or even your organs as well.
Now, you may be asking why do I need magnesium? Magnesium because like I said earlier, it is used for so many processes in the body. When you’re deficient almost everything in the body is running sub-optimum. So, when you could be running at 100% if you don’t deficient in magnesium, you might be running at 80% or 70% or even less. Think of this in terms of an analogy of a car without the oil in it or without an update on the car. It’s running suboptimally when it could be running much better. This is your body without magnesium.
So by taking a magnesium, you’re going to increase your protein synthesis. Protein synthesis is the building of muscles. So you’re coming in doing your EarthFIT workouts and your building muscles so you can burn more fat and get stronger. By taking a magnesium, you can increase your protein synthesis, it also increases the assimilation, digestion and absorption of your different nutrients so it breaks down fat in the body; so, it breaks down your carbs, fats and proteins. Your goal in here a lot of you is burn fat so it’s helping you burn more fat. It also helps detoxify the body as well so this will help cleanse everything out, give you regular bowel movements. A lot of people when they are not having magnesium they have irregular bowel movements, it is because everything is tensed up. A
magnesium is known as the calming herb. So by calming everything, it helps relax away things in the body so it helps the muscles relax and you can have a regular bowel movements. So that is one of the benefits as well.
Another benefit of it being the calming mineral is that being very calming it decreases the stress in the body, it is a natural relaxant so it can promote better sleep. And then also because you are coming and doing the hard training sessions here at EarthFIT, every time your muscle contracts it uses calcium but when it needs to relax it requires magnesium to relax so you might get cramps, this is an imbalance of the calcium and magnesium ratios. But also because during the workouts you are using calcium, magnesium, calcium, magnesium every time you contracts and relax the muscle it depletes the minerals in the body. So after a workout your minerals have been depleted along with your proteins and other nutrients in the body. This is why after your workout you need proteins and other things like that but because you depleted the minerals that stores you now depleted it, you need to replenish them after the workout. So again, this is Ben, a Precision Nutrition Coach talking about the magnesium supplements.”
Hey EF Fam,
From the previous blog, I shared the tip of the iceberg on the importance of magnesium. and…
It is also important to know that all magnesium is not created equal.
That is why you may hear people say “I took magnesium and it had me running to the bathroom”
Specifically, that is magnesium citrate which is only 4% absorbable, the rest of it passes through the intestines… and it can do so really fast 🙂
In fact, in many places, they use it as a prep for colonoscopies because it does such a great job of clearing out the intestines.
Other common types of magnesium are:
- Magnesium Oxide
- Magnesium Chloride
- Magnesium Chelates like: Furmarate, gluconate, glycinate, L-asparate, lactate, lysinate, malate, orotate dihydrate, ornithine.
There are plant based supplements, magnesium oils, or gels, magnesium in angstrom form, which was originally thought to be the “last word” in magnesium products; but after further research and study, thanks to Dr. Carolyn Dean, (the author of The Magnesium Miracle) magnesium expert, another superior form was found called…
“Pico-Ionic Magnesium is a form of magnesium that’s small enough in size that it is fully absorbed at the cellular level and is ionically charged to allow it to be attacted to the cells that require it. It has no laxative effect.”
With its high absorbtion rate, 300mg of Pico-Ionized Magnesium is equivalent to taking 900-1200mgs of pills or powders.
As you know, recommend supplements unless I have not only fully researched, studied them, and applied them on myself and our team.
The initial reaction from EarthFITter after trying Pico-Ionized Magnesium was better than expected.
I have heard from many different people:
“My anxiety has decreased”
“I have more energy”
“I am sleeping better”
“I feel overall better”
Studies confirm that any form of exercise depletes magnesium, and since it is hard to absorb through our food and many supplements, Pico-ionized magnesium is a simple solutioin to the myriad of issues caused by magnesium deficiency without the side effects.
An interesting side note: The epidemic of heart disease may have origins in excessive amounts of calcium. The U.S. has the highest intake of calcium but the highest rate of osteoperosis and heart disease. Prescription medications are given to prevent calcium build up, but magnesium is nature’s calcium channel blocker. It has been the “guardian angel of the heart” and the most concentration of magnesium resides in the heart specifically the left ventricle. Commonly used drugs for high blood pressure are diuretics but the irony of a diuretic is that is depletes magnesium. The prescription treatment for high cholesterol and high blood sugar also deplete magnesium stores and make these conditions worse.
That was a long side note, I know, but it was an important side note.
Anyway, you get the power that magnesium has in the function of every single organ in our body. I could write a book on it but luckily Dr. Carolyn Dean already created one. She has been studying Magnesium for 45 years and is much more qualified on the subject 🙂
But it was studying her info that lead me to find Pico-Ionized Magnesium and that is why I am sharing the info with you today.
So for those of you who missed out on our first batch of Pico magnesium we should have more coming next week on first come first serve basis.
Committed to your success,
P.S. Last week we sold 18 bottles in 2 hours so if you were on of the people who missed out and would like us to reserve a bottle for you please let us know.
Ian Hart is a Body-Mind Transformation expert, the creator of EarthFIT Training Systems, co-creator of BACK PAIN RELIEF4LIFE, and founder of BEAUFORTPERSONALTRAINING.COM and MYBACKPAINCOACH.COM. Ian and his team help people get into optimal shape in the safest, fastest and most effective way possible, using cutting edge science.