There is a direct connection between metabolic syndrome and magnesium. “Metabolic Syndrome” is a name for a combination of risk factors which occur together and increase the risk of diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, hypertension & stroke.
The term first appeared in 1950s to describe a number of symptoms connected with diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is becoming more and more common worldwide, as obesity rate is increasing not only in the Western world, but also in Asia, Africa & South America.
The main reasons for metabolic syndrome are ever expanding waistlines through over-eating, diet loaded with sugar and fatty foods, and sedentary lifestyle. Other factors include genetic predisposition, hormonal changes associated with ageing, and high levels of stress.
Researchers in Taiwan have recently found that elderly people who were deficient in magnesium and whose intake of dietary magnesium was low, also had metabolic syndrome.
Consistent supplementation, especially transdermally, tops up magnesium levels in the body and helps correct the abnormalities in the blood sugar levels, insulin resistance and levels of “bad” cholesterol. Adequate magnesium supplementation also helps to correct hormonal imbalances, which leads to rebalancing the body. Magnesium works in tandem with calcium within the body, and when magnesium is deficient, excessive calcium escapes into the tissues, forming ossifications which lead to body rigidity and joint problems. It also takes part in the formation of atheromas which lead to blood vessel congestion called atherosclerosis.
Magnesium works as a natural cleanser for the body, collecting calcium from atheromas and ossified tissues. This results in the reversal of the symptoms of ageing, general increase in energy levels, flexibility in the body and joint tissues. Magnesium supplementation also helps normalise blood pressure and sugar levels and prevent oxidative damage by supporting the glutathione pathway. Glutathione is a very important amino acid which prevents oxidation in the body. Excessive oxidation is major cause of tissue damage which leads to serious health problems which affect our metabolic rate among other things.
Natural ways of dealing with the metabolic syndrome include:
- Dietary changes – exclude high sugar and high cholesterol food, alcohol, soft drinks, foods high in additives and artificial sweeteners.
- Introduce foods high in magnesium – leafy vegetables, nuts, pulses, brown rice, buckwheat, vegetables, sea food.
- Exercise – 1 hour a day is recommended.
- Oral magnesium supplementation – magnesium citrate is my favourite.
- Transdermal magnesium supplementation – magnesium chloride oil sprayed or massaged over the body daily, Epsom salt baths, magnesium chloride baths.
- Vitamin D supplementation.
- Relaxation routine – choose an activity which makes you relaxed, and introduce it into your daily routine. It can be a sport, or a hobby, or simply having a chat with friends.
All information provided in this and other article in the blog should be treated as information only. Please do not resort to self-treatment. Consult a medical practitioner if you are suffering from any medical conditions.
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