What is Magnesium? Why Do We Need It? (With Morley Robbins) | #AshWednesday

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Morley Robbins (aka. "Magnesium Man") discusses the role of Magnesium in the body (hint: It's the "Conductor of the orchestra.") with Ashley Leroux of Jigsaw Health. #AshWednesday

Transcript by Rev.com

- Hi, I'm Ashley Leroux with Jigsaw Health, and I am here with Magnesium Man, aka Morley Robbins. Welcome.

- Thank you.

- What is magnesium and why do we need it?

- It's probably the most important mineral in the body. It's an electrolyte. I mean, there are four electrolytes, principally, that are calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. And it's factually the conductor of the orchestra.

- The conductor of the orchestra. I like that.

- Yeah, so there's a whole symphony of minerals inside the body. There actually could be as many as 90 minerals that our body runs on, and magnesium is the conductor. And there's a famous Brazilian professor. He's a physics professor. His name is Joseph Shore, and this is his signature quotation. It's really pretty cool. He said, "Of all the minerals, "the most important by far, is magnesium." It's the teacher of the classroom. If one pupil or another is missing, no problem. But if the teacher is missing, the disorder is perfect. And that's what happens in the body. When we're under stress, the body loses magnesium very quickly. And there's a whole complicated reason why that happens, but the most important thing for people to understand is that that when there is stress, there is a magnesium burn rate. And the greater the stress, the greater the burn rate.

- Wow.

- And as we get older in life, that magnesium burn rate accelerates. 'Cause it's one thing to have a problem when you're 16. It's another thing to have a problem when you're in your 60s.

- So you start to burn it faster and faster the older you get, and that's why the supplement is so important.

- Absolutely. But the other thing that magnesium is doing is it is facilitating hand-offs in the body so that-- One of the great magnesium researchers-- Her name was Mildred Seelig. One of her signature statements was, "Magnesium is the mineral of motion." That's what it does, is it facilitates movement and activity inside the body so--

- So after working out, I'm sure that it's really important to have magnesium.

- Absolutely, yeah. Especially if you're perspiring, if you've had a really intense workout, you've lost a lot of minerals, especially magnesium. And then it makes it very difficult to make the energy to recover. That's why it's so important.

- And that's why you need magnesium.

- Absolutely.

- Thank you so much.

- Absolutely, yeah.

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