Magnesium intake may help prevent pancreatic cancer

Taking magnesium supplements could prevent pancreatic cancer, suggests a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer

Magnesium is one of the body’s most important minerals, yet it is increasingly believed that most of us are deficient. The Department of Health’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey reports that the majority of over 65s have an intake below the lowest reference intake levels and, more worryingly, 53% of our teenage girls have an intake that is equivalent to gross deficiency! A worrying statistic for their future health.

The UK recommended intake of magnesium is 350mg for adults; yet, owing to our increasing reliance on processed food, more intensive farming methods and our reluctance to include magnesium-rich foods within our daily diet (dark green veg, wholegrain, nuts are excellent sources) it is believed that most of us only receive half of this amount.

Health pioneers BetterYou have been shouting about it for years educating the nation as to how vitally important this powerful mineral is to our health.

Magnesium is a pivotal nutrient required on a daily basis and is essential for making calcium soluble, important for bone and teeth health. It enables our cells to repair themselves and is nature’s most potent relaxant. A magnesium-rich body is stronger, more flexible and will be better able to withstand stress.

Magnesium is difficult to maintain through diet as it is found in sources like whole grain bread, cereal, dark green vegetables and nuts and seeds which don’t appear in many young people’s diets these days, therefore, magnesium supplementation is vital to keep their levels optimum and replenish lost magnesium.

Supplementing magnesium transdermally is incredibly easy to do applied directly to the skin; magnesium will be absorbed directly into the skin tissue, entering cells immediately replacing magnesium lost through the stresses of modern life. Magnesium is relatively difficult to supplement but applying magnesium transdermally, through the skin, has been found to be the most effective way of increasing levels. So much so that the NHS have embarked on the world’s first clinical trial, using MagnesiumOil on patients who would normally have to rely upon magnesium IVs of injections to maintain levels.

Just 10 sprays of BetterYou’s MagnesiumOil delivers a minimum of 150mg of elemental magnesium which will help play a role in overall general health.

Studies have also shown that magnesium can have a positive impact on high blood pressure, which has also been linked to magnesium deficiency along with many other health implications including migraines, anxiety and depression, extreme fatigue, lack of concentration, heart disease, irritability, insomnia, irregular heartbeat and many more.

Andrew Thomas, founder and Managing Director at BetterYou said: 'We have known about the importance of this crucial mineral for hundreds of years and sadly due to today’s modern lifestyles and processed diets our intake has become worryingly low.'

'If taken transdermally, the mineral enters the bloodstream, bypassing primary processing by the digestive system. This is excellent for increasingly inefficient digestive systems and has been found to increases the body’s magnesium levels up to five times faster than oral supplementation,' he added.