Wise Wednesday GOKI Readers, as we reach the middle of the work week, how are you feeling? Is the weather, where you live, warm and sunny or cold and gloomy? Hopefully springtime is treating you well and you are able to get outside and breathe some fresh air. 

April 13, 2011 Health Tip Of The Day

TAKE MAGNESIUM

This mineral is an absolute must for proper brain function in that it aids neuron metabolism, helps reduce brain damage from ischemia (a lack of blood flow to the brain), and boosts the effectiveness of certain antioxidants. Magnesium may also play a role in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease, since studies show that the brains of most AD patients are magnesium deficient, but excessively high in calcium. (In healthy brains, the two minerals have a relatively equal ratio.) Every cell in the body needs magnesium. Magnesium is a requirement for more than 300 body enzymes, body chemicals that regulate all kinds of body functions. This mineral helps maintain normal nerve and muscle function, keeps heart rhythm steady, and helps keep bones strong. Deficiency can result from an increase in urine output-like that caused by diuretics-poorly controlled diabetes, and alcoholism. Too much magnesium is not harmful unless the mineral is not excreted properly due to disorders such as kidney disease. The UL (upper intake level) for magnesium is 350 mg per day for adults over eighteen.    

As Always, To Your Health!

P.S.  Check out this video about the importance of magnesium.
 





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