Why You Should Supplement With Magnesium and Zinc
DO YOU SUPPLEMENT WITH ZINC AND MAGNESIUM?
Magnesium and Zinc are two of the most common deficiencies I see in clients today. These are both vital nutrients involved in hundreds of functions in the body. Supplementation of Magnesium and Zinc is a simple, effective and cheap way of improving your general health.
This is one of the most IMPORTANT nutrients essential for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, testosterone production, insulin sensitivity, calcium absorption, and regulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
BENEFITS OF TAKING MAGNESIUM INCLUDE:
- Help you sleep better and deeper
- Be less fatigued after workouts
- Make your brain work better
- Get rid of stress
- Help you lose belly fat and have a leaner body
Great ways to make sure you are getting adequate magnesium in are to supplement with it in either a powder or oral form. Another great way to get magnesium in would be through an Epsom salt bath.
Zinc is very important because it is found in EVERY tissue in the body and is directly involved in cell division. Zinc is also a very powerful antioxidant it also is directly involved in proper endocrine function and the maintenance of ideal hormone levels. Zinc deficiency makes both men and women infertile and causes low libido.
BENEFITS OF TAKING ZINC INCLUDE:
- Preventing cancer
- Elevate mood and depression
- Improve athletic performance and strength
- Support male reproductive health and fertility
- Improve sleep, cognitive and energy levels
Zinc deficiency occurs from not eating enough zinc-rich foods. Zinc is found in large concentrations in meat, seafood and dairy. Taking medication may cause zinc deficiencies and low levels of all-most all-essential nutrients. Women on the birth control pill or on hormone replacement therapy are at greater risk of deficiency
HOW TO TEST ZINC LEVELS
The best way to test your zinc levels is to get a red blood cell zinc test and continually monitor zinc levels when supplementing. Other methods, such as a zinc taste test provide another option. They tend to be less reliable, especially for people with a moderate zinc deficiency.