Magnesium chloride is the source of this mineral with the highest capacity to absorb water in the intestine, thus increasing the volume of stools and allowing them to circulate easily. That's why it is the type of magnesium with the strongest laxative effect: a real solution for severe constipation and heavy digestion. It has a spicy-bitter taste, an acidic pH, and several other properties detailed below.
The role of magnesium in the body
As magnesium is involved in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the human body, supplementation with this mineral has shown numerous health benefits, especially in people experiencing symptoms of deficiency, going through a stressful period, or in a life stage where their nutritional needs are increased (such as pregnancy, adolescence, or old age).
It helps the normal functioning of muscles, the nervous and immune systems, in addition to being crucial for energy metabolism and the formation of endogenous collagen that keeps tissues strong. Consequently, magnesium deficiency is one of the main causes of current uncompensated stress, translated into restlessness, discomfort, anxiety, irritability, cramps, palpitations, eye twitches, fatigue, contractions, tissue deterioration, unfounded fear, and even phobias.
Magnesium chloride and physical activity
Magnesium chloride is very beneficial for preventing or treating discomfort related to physical exercise (muscle cramps, sports injuries, fatigue, etc.) because it allows normal contraction and relaxation of muscles, increases agility, and flexibility. Also, when we regularly engage in sports or have a high level of daily activity, we need more magnesium.
Energy and performance
Magnesium is also a fundamental mineral in the energy production process. Bound to the ATP molecule, it allows it to activate and provide energy to cells, both in muscles and other organs like the nervous system. Thus, it reduces the feeling of physical or mental fatigue, increases productivity, and promotes relaxation.
Strengthens body tissues
Magnesium chloride promotes the good condition of tissues because it is an essential mineral for the formation of the collagen that composes them.
Scientifically demonstrated bone strengthening and significant improvement in patients with joint conditions have been shown, regarding functional capacity and pain intensity: knee osteoarthritis, cruciate ligament injury, ankle instability, or any joint discomfort. It may even help in the treatment of people with psoriatic arthritis, promoting the regeneration of skin, bone, and cartilage.
Thanks to its slightly hypotensive effects and regulation of heartbeats, magnesium is also suitable for this vital organ. And, as it participates in the energy metabolism of fats and sugars, it can help protect against high cholesterol levels in veins and arteries, which are the main causes of heart attacks or circulatory disorders.
Ana Maria Lajusticia's Magnesium Chloride®
Within the Ana Maria Lajusticia® Muscle Relaxation category, we find a series of magnesium presentations suitable for different audiences. In the case of chloride, it is found as the only ingredient in crystallized form: it contains tiny crystals of this mineral, which are ingested once a day dissolved in juices or water.
If we think we will find its intense taste hard to tolerate, we can choose the one mixed with carbonate (product called Magnesium), another type of magnesium that also has a laxative effect but slightly milder than chloride. This way, we can take it in tablets and in an insipid, simple, and quick way, with the same benefits as the previous format.
There is no problem if we are taking other dietary supplements; chloride is perfectly compatible if we follow the instructions on each package. In addition, it can be taken for as long as desired or needed. We only need to consult our doctor beforehand if we have severe kidney failure or any digestive disorder, such as ulcerative colitis or hiatal hernia.
Now you know, considering that current nutrition is often low in magnesium and that the fast-paced lifestyle increases its requirements, taking it daily will help prevent or improve various health problems, and you will feel much better.