magnesium and gut

It’s time to listen to your gut!

MAGNESIUM can really help, when it comes to digestion & inflammation.

Rectifying a digestive problem before it becomes chronic is absolutely vital. Whether its acid reflux, indigestion, bloating, gas, or constipation, these need to be addressed because all of these conditions reduce our ability to absorb nutrients and can turn into serious health issues – which we call – INFLAMMATION!⁠⠀

Did you know it’s impossible to digest any of your food without MAGNESIUM? Yup, a deficiency in this potent mineral contributes to your digestive troubles.

We NEED magnesium to perform the mechanics of digestion, make hydrochloric acid (stomach acid), repair and protect our digestive organs (oesophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas and colon) and to make digestive enzymes so we can digest carbs, proteins & fats.⁠ When you put food into your mouth, magnesium helps to make enzymes in your saliva that breaks the food down into smaller parts, which helps out the entire digestive process. The hormones that are involved in telling your stomach to produce digestive acid need magnesium in order to be made (without it you don’t digest).⁠

After the food leaves the stomach and enters the intestines, we need more enzymes (made by the pancreas) to break it down even further so that the nutrients can be absorbed. The pancreas MUST have magnesium to make these vital enzymes.⁠⁠ Magnesium also keeps our pancreas healthy & has been shown to prevent pancreatitis & pancreatic cancer.⁠ It also balances our blood sugar levels so we don’t crave sugar.⁠⠀⁠⠀

One of the most common things I see in practice is constipation. This is a sure sign of magnesium deficiency, along with some other things as well of course.

In order for us to expel our toxins and eliminate our excess hormones we NEED to poop. Magnesium helps, while we also address the underlying issue of what is causing the constipation.


Thank you to Nutritionist, Yvonne O Shaughnessy for sharing her knowledge with us on gut health.


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