What’s the link between muscle weakness and poor gut health? Well, it’s quite simple, really. Your muscles need lots of nutrition to really fire up and power and get things happening, just like an automobile needs gasoline. If you want to put the key in the ignition, turn it, and have all that power, okay, you need to have gasoline.
Now, gasoline in our case is magnesium. It’s B vitamins, okay, especially B2, B3. There are many B vitamins muscles really need to fire off. Zinc is another important one. But particularly magnesium is a very important on. So so many people have magnesium deficiencies. It’s almost criminal how many people have got them.
So here’s what you could do: just get some plain magnesium tablets next time you go to a supermarket or just a basic… Even Walgreens. I think they call them Walgreens over there. Just take a basic magnesium. All right? And we’re talking magnesium citrate or magnesium glycinate, just a basic one.
Now, take two or three of those magnesium tablets per day with a meal. Even better is: crush them up into powder or chew them properly. Mix them in with your food. Take them two or three times per day for about a week. Now, what I’m going to probably say will astound you, but over half the people who watch this who do that will go, “Oh my God! My energy’s 30% increased!” They will not believe how better they feel. They should sleep better, feel better, and just have more oomph.
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And all we’ve done is correct a tiny little bit of magnesium deficiency that you likely had. All too many people are deficient in this wonderful mineral. All right? And it’s one of the first minerals you pee out under stress, is magnesium. So the higher the stress in your life, the higher the magnesium loss you will get.
So the gut health thing… So the gut has to really take in and absorb that magnesium. So A, it has to be coming from your diet, and B, okay, you should be able to absorb it and utilize it and excrete any waste. So if you notice a pickup with taking magnesium or a multivitamin, it tells you a couple of things. It tells you: A, you’re probably lacking in that in your diet, and B, you had to really take a fair amount of it to get that activity, and then it can be fixed either through diet or supplementary means.
So this is the issue with many people. They lack one or two basic things. It’s often a mineral. It could be a vitamin, just not enough. Because their gut’s a little bit poor health, there could be a bit of permeability there. There could be a bit of bloating, or there could be tiny bit of candida or some type of issue there. But just enough, okay, to cause a problem.
So remember, also, that when you’ve got good bacteria in the large intestine, lots and lots of bifidobacteria, for example, you’re going to produce B vitamins and folic acid. So folate’s actually produced in the gut, and so are B vitamins. So people who drink alcohol or eat high-sugar, who consume those Bs through dietary means, who don’t replace them, get tired, get fatigue. They get brain fog. They get muscle fatigue. They get all these issues.
So again, if a big complex picks you up, what does it tell you? You’re drinking too much alcohol. You’re not eating foods enough high in B vitamins.