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Calcium and Magnesium – Who Needs Them?

June 30, 2020

Lots of articles extoll the virtues of calcium and magnesium and tell you where to get them. Today we dive into what can cause a lack of calcium and/or magnesium, and why it can be hard to keep these minerals in our bodies. Who Might Benefit from Getting More Calcium and Magnesium? Folks who … crave sugar experience a lot of stress and need to relax have allergies exercise strenuously have high blood pressure (especially in pregnancy) feel nervous, sensitive…

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Why Magnesium Is Just as Important for Athletes as Calcium

May 17, 2019

It’s pretty obvious that calcium is a key mineral for athletes. After all, athletic performance depends on bone and muscle strength, and boatloads of research have shown calcium helps young people build strong bones and stems bone loss in older folks.*[1], [2],[3] ,[4] But if you’re a competitor, there’s another mineral that’s just as important for you but not as well known: Magnesium! Here are five key reasons why you need magnesium: Magnesium Strengthens Bones, Too. Taken by itself, calcium…

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Muscle Health with Cal-Mag, Magnesium & Calcium

May 15, 2018

Are you calcium or magnesium deficient? That could be what your muscles are missing. Put your best and strongest foot forward and go the liquid route for calcium (US) and magnesium (US/CA) supplements that are 98 percent absorbable. You’ll finally see the difference in your bones, muscles, and energy levels you’ve been looking for. Have you been low on energy? Have your muscles been twitchy (who among us hasn’t suffered from the dreaded eye-twitch when we’re overworked)? Well, chances are…

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4 Signs of a Magnesium Deficiency

June 2, 2017

Do you LOVE dark chocolate? Like, do you think about it all day? Is it a food that you always have in your house and you reach for it constantly? What I if I told you that your love of dark chocolate may in fact be a sign of a nutrient deficiency? Your body may be reaching for chocolate because it’s high in a very important mineral…magnesium. Magnesium is an unsung hero in our health. We tend to concentrate on…

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Magnesium in the Red?

February 25, 2016
spinach salad with fruits and complex carbohydrates

We’ve got two simple ways to up your Magnesium intake every day Magnesium is meant to be the fourth most abundant mineral element in the human body, yet many Americans’ diets do not consistently provide enough. Affecting more than 300 bodily enzymes, it helps with everything from energy production to the regulation of body functions. When levels dip into the red, it’s certainly worthy of some attention. What are some clues of a possible deficiency? loss of appetite nausea, vomiting…

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Beet Chocolate Mousse

February 11, 2021

What makes a food appropriate for Valentine’s day (also known in Latin America as the day of love and friendship)? It makes sense to me that foods known as aphrodisiacs or which promote the production of oxytocin, our bonding hormone, would be a good start. Dubbed “the love hormone”, many of us are currently depleted in oxytocin, which is produced when we experience positive social interactions and pleasant physical touch. (While the recipe makes enough for sharing, folks in isolation…

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8 Great Ways to Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure*

January 28, 2021

Blood Pressure Bad Habits Heart failure makes up about half of all North American hospital admissions. To lower your heart disease risk, you should limit behaviors that constrict your vessels. These are bad habits like consuming too many added sugars or unnecessary medications. Actions you don’t take could also put you at risk for high blood pressure, such as not drinking enough water, not consuming vegetables or fruits often enough, or in enough number or variety, or not managing stress…

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Eating Healthy at Home During a Global Pandemic

November 6, 2020

Eating Healthy at Home During a Global Pandemic by Flora Athlete Ambassador, Patrick Reagan During the 2020 year, my family has spent a great deal of time at home much like the rest of humanity. This year has been overwhelming and at times frustrating with the state of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Living in isolation from others and hardly ever leaving home was a difficult transition from my usual travels throughout the world as a professional athlete. Earlier in the…

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Sleep and Cleansing

September 15, 2020

Sleep and Cleansing Not sleeping much as a badge of honor for productivity has lost a lot of its luster in our society in the past decade. Part of the reason is we’ve learned a lot more about just how bad it is for your health to be burning the candle at both ends. Insufficient sleep impairs immune function, increases inflammation, has adverse effects on insulin and blood sugar balance, increases stress hormones and blood pressure. Pretty much every measure…

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The Sleep-Stress-Immunity Connection

June 11, 2020

Clearly, these are WEIRD times. Times of shifts and changes. Yet, even if we cannot connect to things that make us feel normal, we can look to connect to the things that give us hope, make us feel calm, peaceful, and directed towards goodness. So, let’s attempt to get centered, take a breath, and shake it out, shall we? We can all agree that our ability to chill out, as a society, has room for improvement. By and large, people…

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