Nutrient #5 for Natural Weightloss: Magnesium
Magnesium is one of those nutrients that you should be getting every day if you take a multivitamin, but perhaps you are not getting enough of it. Let me explain how magnesium is a part of any good natural weight loss plan:
Fat, carbohydrates, and protein are converted into glucose (blood sugar), which enters cells, where it is burned for energy. Some of the energy comes off as heat and keeps your body at the correct temperature; the rest is stored as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). When your cells need energy, they break down ATP. Without magnesium your body produces lactic acid instead of ATP. As you accumulate more lactic acid, you have less energy and can feel even more fatigued.
Magnesium also helps maintain the slightly alkaline blood chemistry required for optimal functioning of body systems.
For all these natural weightloss benefits, be sure to take 4001,000 mg of magnesium daily, in divided doses.