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13 Benefits of Magnesium and top 5 food sources

  • Magnesium works inside our tissue cells bonding with ATP to produce energy pockets for our body’s vital force*
  • Magnesium is required for the body to produce and store energy*
  • Magnesium helps obesity genes from expressing themselves*
  • Magnesium is necessary for the production, function, and transport of insulin*
  • Magnesium allows the body to burn fuel and create energy in an efficient cycle during exercise that does not lead to lactic acid production and buildup*
  • The feel-good hormone serotonin depends on magnesium for its production and function*
  • Magnesium is the ultimate stress management nutrient and supports the adrenal glands that get worn out from stress*
  • Magnesium activates enzymes that control digestion, absorption, and the utilization of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates*
  • Research shows a direct relationship between the amount of magnesium in the diet and the ability to avoid high blood pressure*
  • Magnesium is just as important as calcium to prevent and treat osteoporosis*
  • Magnesium keeps calcium dissolved in the blood so it will not form kidney stones*
  • When sufficient levels of magnesium are present in the body cholesterol will be limited to necessary functions such as hormone production and the maintenance of membranes*
  • Magnesium binds with and helps eliminate heavy metals from the body*
  • *Above info from Dr. Dean’s outstanding book “The Magnesium Miracle”

My favorite food sources of magnesium

Dark Chocolate (at least 70%) 65mg per serving 

Black beans 1 cup has 120mg 

Pumpkin seeds 165mg per serving 

Spinach 1 cup cooked has 150mg 

Hemp seeds 3 tablespoons has over 200mg 

Recommended daily intake of Magnesium 

Men: 400-800mg 

Women 300-600mg 

The best option for magnesium supplementation


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