What does Magnesium and Allergies have in common?
So what exactly is the relationship between Magnesium and Allergies such as Hay fever you ask??
Well, to clarify the relationship between the two I will make a quick explanation of what Magnesium is and it's role in the human body.
If you have taken notice, people who spend a lot of time in or live close to the ocean seem to never be affected by seasonal allergies or have no allergies at all. This is a little known fact that can be confirmed with a bit of information. You see Magnesium, Because of its Ion's high solubility in water, makes it the third most abundant element in sea water. People that spend a lot of time in the ocean or live close to it are exposed to the colloid form of Magnesium which the body consumes easily, therefore maintaining levels for proper function.
Magnesium is the most abundant element in the human body and very important to the proper manipulation of biological compounds, not only in humans but in all living cells. One of the main functions is to regulate and stabilize abnormal nerve inflammation and blood vessel spasms. This is extremely important in regulating the nerves and Blood vessels in the sinus cavity that become exposed to pollen, dust, cat hair and things alike that will set off what we know as allergies.
Other complications that will arise from a Magnesium deficiency can include Asthma, Diabetes and Osteoporosis. A proper balance of Magnesium in the body will also prevent a stroke or heart attack as well as lessen the symptoms from Fibromialgia and Migraines.
So what is the easy way to keep a healthy level of this wonderful element? Of course one way is through food and the other through supplementing. If you are a conscience eater to begin with, then food will be the clear choice. Some of the foods you may want to eat more of include spices, nuts, Cereals, coffee, tea, and green leafy veggies such as spinach. For those on the go and with less time to think about proper dieting then your option is supplement pills. Taking just one pill a day, as recommended on the bottle, will help you maintain a proper balance.
There are some precautions to consider when it comes to magnesium supplement versus natural food intake. Natural food intake is a breeze and has no warnings attached to it. This is mainly due to the help of the kidneys. As they register excess levels of magnesium the Kidneys will actually consume them. This makes for the risk of an overdose from food almost impossible. When supplementing however you have to keep in mind that Magnesium is in a pure from and therefore more potent. One thing to remember is that Magnesium is also used as a laxative so it may cause diarrhea, if this occurs you may want to take half a pill a day and not the whole thing. The most important warning is that you should never take more than the recommended dose on the bottle. Over dosing through supplement pills is a high risk so please not to over do it.