May 17, 2011
by Melissa Breyer via
Most of us know about the importance of iron and calcium for our bodies, but what about magnesium?
It is the second most abundant element in human cells and the
fourth most important positively charged ion in the body. It helps
the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in
organizing many bodily functions, like muscle control, electrical
impulses, energy production and the elimination of harmful
Most of us are deficient in magnesium, so I’m going to put on my
wise-granny hat on here and tell you this: soaking in a bath
with Epsom salt, which is high in magnesium, is one of the
easiest ways to get a boost.
According to the National Academy of Sciences, American’s magnesium
deficiency helps to account for high rates of heart disease,
stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis and joint pain, digestive maladies,
stress-related illnesses ...