Posted by James Quinn

Importance of Magnesium

   An average human body contains about 25 grams of magnesium in it.  Slightly more than half of that is contained in the skeleton alone (50%-60%) with the rest contained in muscle, soft tissues, and bodily fluids.  Magnesium and chlorophyll are both amazing detoxifiers in the body; escorting toxins and heavy metals such as mercury and lead from the body.  So its interesting that the root word magnes means magnet or magnetic.  Magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical functions in the body; including some of the most important ones such as regulating heartbeat rhythm.
   Magnesium deficiency, also known as hypomagnesemia (hypo means under/magnes means magnesium/emia means in the blood) causes symptoms and side effects such as muscle aches and spasms, poor digestion, anxiety and trouble sleeping.  The mission of Life Not Labs is to deliver vitamins as they exist in nature.  Magnesium supplementation is very important to us as Organic Chlorella was our founding product and has the highest chlorophyll content of any organism (chlorophyll molecules are centered around magnesium).  Additionally our Chlorella has the highest Organic Certification (California Certified Organic Farmers) to ensure the highest quality available.

 

Some of the more significant side effects of magnesium feficiency include;

  • Osteoporosis
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Tooth Cavities
  • Impotence
  • Hypertension and cardiovascular disease
  • Kidney and liver damage
  • Peroxynitrate damage that can lead  to headaches, multiple sclerosis and even Alzheimers
  • Bacterial infections

  Magnesium supplementation is part of our company mission as it supports overall body health.  It is essential to all green foods and is crucial to the process known as photosynthesis.  Magnesium itself is almost as important to the human body as it is to that of a plant.