By Lisa James | Edited by Brian Levine and Christie Bacchioni
The Mediterranean region is known for its delicious, fresh food and easygoing way of living. That’s why it’s no surprise that many people try to adopt this lifestyle, especially when it comes to eating. The Mediterranean diet is rich in foods like shellfish and fish, which include lots of essential nutrients and minerals that are good for you, such as magnesium.
Here, we dive into why the Mediterranean diet (which is loaded with magnesium) is essential to your health, and how to easily get all the nutrients with just one natural supplement.
Why magnesium is essential to your health
Once thought of primarily as calcium’s “tag team partner,” magnesium is now appreciated by healthcare practitioners for the vital help it plays in maintaining health.
Many of the body’s most basic biochemical processes require magnesium. It’s needed by mitochondria, the cellular power plants that supply energy, and helps cells create various proteins as well as DNA.
Magnesium is crucial to maintaining a steady heartbeat as well as proper nerve and muscle function.
Magnesium helps transport other minerals such as calcium and potassium across cell membranes, which is crucial to maintaining a steady heartbeat as well as proper nerve and muscle function. The partnership of calcium and magnesium is also important for proper bone formation.
Magnesium is especially critical for proper cardiovascular function. A review of 16 studies involving more than 300,000 people found an association between lower magnesium levels and higher cardiovascular risk. This included risk of the ischemic heart disease, which kills more Americans than anything else (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition).
Other studies have found links between magnesium and how it protects against stroke and metabolic syndrome (which is a cluster of conditions such as hypertension and diabetes that are linked to heart problems).
An easy way to adopt the Mediterranean diet
Mediterranean seawater is now available as a purified extract called SiMag® Mediterranean Marine Magnesium. It provides different types of naturally occurring magnesium, making this mineral more readily absorbable by the body. What’s more, SiMag® contains other minerals and micronutrients that complement magnesium and enhance its effectiveness.
SiMag® is known for these adrenal health-boosting qualities:
- Promotes resistance to tiredness and fatigue
- Supports normal psychological functions
- Helps normalize muscle function
- Nutritionally contributes to healthy neurotransmission
- Promotes normal electrolyte balance
- Supports bone health
- Promotes energy-yielding metabolism
Not everyone can visit a Greek island or an Italian seaside villa. But the benefits of a Mediterranean diet—and those of marine magnesium taken from the sea’s water—are available to all with this all natural supplement.