3 Hormone Benefits of Magnesium
Truth is, magnesium is one of the most beneficial minerals for your body, especially under stress. It's needed for heart health, detoxification, blood sugar balance, mental health, sleep, stress reduction and energy.
Benefit #1- Healthy Thyroid Function
Our stress response, oxidative stress, inflammation and adrenal function greatly impact thyroid health.
Elevated cortisol and stress hormones block the production of TSH which means our thyroid doesn't get the message from the pituitary to make thyroid hormones.
Magnesium also helps to transport iodine into our cells and to convert T4 to T3 which are both essential for healthy thyroid function.
So without magnesium, our thyroid simply can't function well!
Benefit #2- Blood Sugar Balance
Magnesium in needed for insulin to work properly in the body. It plays a role with how insulin gets in our cells and insulin sensitivity.
Deficiency of magnesium is associated with insulin resistance so it's important to have the right magnesium levels if you struggle with blood sugar balance.
Benefit #3- Estrogen Detox
Magnesium supports detoxification of estrogen.
Magnesium has a relaxing effect on the bowels which allows estrogen to be eliminated rather than being reasorbed and recirculated in the body. If you aren't having regular bowel movements (at least one per day), this can contribute to estrogen dominance and extra stress on the liver.
Much of our excess estrogen is broken down and removed through the liver. Magnesium is required for the enzyme responsible for healthy estrogen elimination to work efficiently.
Not sure where your magnesium levels are? A Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis is the best way to see how your body is using and storing all your macro and micro minerals, including magnesium. Plus it will give a picture of where your adrenal, thyroid, blood sugar and nervous system function is at.
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