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Magnesium: A Vital Nutrient for All Children

Magnesium is an important and necessary element for human health.  It is the second most abundant electrolyte in the body within the cells (the first being potassium), and the fourth most common mineral after calcium, potassium and sodium. The human cells will die without adequate magnesium and low levels will affect over 300 enzymatic systems in the body.  These are crucial factors needed in the growth, development and brain development of children for protein synthesis, DNA and RNA production, Vitamin B1 activation and the utilization of other important nutrients such as Calcium, Potassium, Zinc, Iron and Vitamin D Magnesium deficiency is widespread in children.  Unfortunately, if left untreated, it inevitably leads to many physical and mental health concerns which stem from metabolic dysregulation of the deficiency. Important for...

A Look Inside the Brain During Exercise

There seems to be no end to the benefits of exercise. Humans need to move or else fall victim to what is often referred to as the 'sitting disease'. If the majority of your day is spent sitting, your overall health will suffer, it can lead to weight gain, heart disease and other serious chronic illness, as you get older. Lack of movement can lead to heart attack, stroke, and a general loss in quality of life in our senior years. Everyone agrees that exercise is physically great for the body. However, did you know that exercise also has a wide variety of benefits for the human brain? What exactly happens in our brains when we exercise to have such an impressive effect on our mental...

Why you NEED Magnesium

You are always hearing it said that you need Magnesium, but do you really know why?  Most people just know it as the muscle relaxant that it is and that it can be beneficial after exercise. Magnesium deficiency is one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in the body.  It is now estimated that approximately 80% of people are deficient in magnesium. Typically, in today’s farming societies across the world, soils have been depleted of their natural stores of magnesium due to current farming practices and the use of pesticides and herbicides.   It is also due to digestive disorders that in turn create the malabsorption of magnesium and other minerals throughout the gut along with antibiotic use and prescription medication.  These factors all damage the digestive tract which is...