Magnesium is abundant in our body. It plays a vital role in more than 300 enzyme functions and is responsible for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis.
Lacking magnesium is a result of a lot of factors. One way to check if you are lacking magnesium is by going through a blood serum test to assess your magnesium levels. Another way to get a sense of your magnesium intake is by evaluating your food choices and lifestyle. For instance, if your diet primarily consists of carbonated drinks or pastries, you may be at risk of low magnesium intake. Refined sugar used in pastries contain no magnesium and triggers magnesium excretion in the kidney.
Eating a nutritious food is the best solution to prevent nutritional deficiency. But because commercially processed foods have had its nutrients stripped away even before it reached our plate, we can never be sure. Thanks to supplements and other natural alternatives, we are able to get all the nutrients we need.
Bentonite clay is a type of natural supplement harvested in the deposits near Fort Benton, Wyoming. This aged-volcanic clay has been used as a detoxification tool and healing ingredient in treating medical conditions since pre-historic era. Up until now, many people—and even celebrities—are trying this nature’s wonder. Enriched with various trace elements such as magnesium, potassium, sodium, iodine, it can also be taken internally and used as a food supplement or a mineral replacement for both humans and animals.