While turmeric and ginger add good amounts of magnesium to a recipe, particularly the turmeric tummy cleanse, I find that adding a tiny boost of magnesium powder actually helps tremendously.
Benefits of Magnesium
1. Aids relaxation – Magnesium regulates hormones and other minerals to improve relaxation.
2. Facilitates the absorption of minerals – It also aids in the proper absorption and regulation of other minerals like calcium, potassium, and more. (Be careful – sugar actually strips magnesium from the body, which can affect your absorption of all of these.)
3. Promotes healthy bones and teeth – Magnesium aides in preventing calcium loss through diseases or nutritional deficiencies, thus helping support healthy teeth and bones.
4. De-fluoridates the body – Fluoride has been pushed on humanity just to increase dentist visits, in many people’s opinion. Fluoride leaches calcium and magnesium from the body. More magnesium intake helps remove fluoride deposits throughout your body.
5. Improves nerve function – Magnesium is essential for proper nerve health and function.
6. Breaks down nutrients- The body uses magnesium to safely break down other nutrients, like vitamins and minerals, for easy cellular absorption.
7. Boosts DNA health – Magnesium helps the body repair DNA strands and reduces DNA degeneration.
8. Improves metabolism – Possibly due to all its other benefits, magnesium helps regulate metabolism and boosts energy production without taxing the adrenal system.
9. Reduces risk of diseases – Due to how effectively magnesium is used in the body and what the body does with it, healthy magnesium levels help regulate potassium and other minerals, which in turn help fight diseases like high cholesterol, immune disorders, diabetes, asthma, migraines, memory issues, degenerative brain and nerve disorders, blood pressure problems, depression, mental fatigue, and nearly all diseases.
10. Maintains cellular structure – magnesium helps prevent early cell death by preventing the common causes of cell and DNA damage.
For a full breakdown of benefits, try this article on Magnesium Benefits.
As a reminder, I am not a medical professional, and all health and supplementation decisions should be run by a care provider. This is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease.