MagBicarb - Magnificent & Bioavailable
I'm sure you're familiar with magnesium, that's element Mg if you're looking at the periodic table. Maybe you've heard of magnesium salt baths or topical magnesium spray, or the variety of magnesium supplements. But have you heard of magnesium bicarbonate? A pretty cool reaction happens when magnesium hydroxide & carbon dioxide mix--you can read more about that here.
Keep in mind this is just my experience, and although I have linked research articles, this is for entertainment only.
Magnesium is a part of almost every cellular function. It activates more than 300 enzymes, and the majority of the population is deficient in magnesium. See PMID: 8754371
Also, most cases of magnesium deficiency are undiagnosed and subclinical, according to PMID: 5786912:
"Subclinical magnesium deficiency increases the risk of numerous types of cardiovascular disease, costs nations around the world an incalculable amount of healthcare costs and suffering, and should be considered a public health crisis."
A few signs/symptoms that could be related to a magnesium deficiency:
ringing in the ear
coronary artery disease
high blood pressure
mitral valve prolapse
increased risk of thrombosis
Certain medications (i.e antacids, acetaminophen), diuretics, antibiotics, and laxatives can contribute to an increased risk for magnesium depletion, as well as (not a comprehensive list):
drinking sodas (phosphoric acid increases Mg need)
micronutrient depletion in food due to poor soil/"unbalanced crop fertilization (high levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, the latter of which antagonizes the absorption of magnesium in plants)"
typical western diet/standard American/SAD (consuming processed foods)
increased dietary aluminum & widespread aluminum use through common products such as cookware, deodorants, over-the-counter and prescription medications, baking powder, baked goods, and more
stress (of many kinds)
What I've noticed increasing my magnesium intake:
1. Increase in energy - Since drinking magnesium bicarbonate water, I have noticed an increase in my energy (coupled with a few other things).
2. Sweating - If you know me, you know I love the heat. The hotter, the better. Really. My ideal weather is 90 degrees & humid! So yes, it's been a lot warmer lately. And no, we haven't turned on our air yet...but I have been sweating so much more! I attribute this to the magnesium water. Seriously, I barely break a sweat doing hot yoga (105 degrees & humid). So, I don't really think it's the lack of AC or increase in outside temps. Which is SO good, because that also promotes:
3. Detoxification - I do lots of things to support my detoxification systems, like:
A. Avoiding toxic products - I pick my skincare cautiously and avoid endocrine disruptors as much as possible.
B. Supporting my liver - I cycle on and off herbs, but especially love this dropper of liver love
D. Seamoss [PMID: 23690738] - Sometimes I buy it gelled, or I get the dried moss, gel it myself, and make my own seamoss ice cubes for the perfect serving size! Refer to my post all about seamoss to find out where I source it from! Check out my step-by-step tutorial on making seamoss gel ice cubes on Pinterest. Here's Step One:
E. Algae - I've been taking these little bits for years! Chlorella has a unique ability to pull out heavy metals. I did a post all about this product, see it here. Use code: GETSATIATED to save 20%!
F. There's more. SO much more, but this post is about Mg, so let's get back to that.
Although excess sweating may cause magnesium to deplete, I am convinced that the Mg I needed has actually allowed my body to sweat when appropriate! The kind of magnesium hydroxide I use is sourced from the dead sea and tested for purity.
I am really surprised by the immediate changes I have had by drinking Magnesium Bicarbonate - and I'm only doing it 3 days a week! I'm excited to see what transpires next as I continue to drink this more & more!
Oh, and I made a tutorial; a step-by-step on how I make Magnesium Bicarbonate water on Pinterest. Here's Step One:
Code: SATIATEDBLONDE to save on the mMagBicarb I use - it's tested for purity and doesn't taste fishy or metallic to me.
Carbonation not your thing? Believe it or not, the final product isn't really that fizzy; most of it gets used up in the reaction.
Have you ever made this magnesium water or other Mg products before? Be sure to leave a comment and let me know! As always, #GetSatiated.