Magnesium Citrate Weight Loss: Video Transcript

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Today’s topic is magnesium citrate for weight loss and we’re going to cover:

  1. Whether it works or not
  2. If you need supplements or if you get it naturally
  3. How it works/health benefits

To answer the main question, after all the research we did, yes, magnesium citrate for weight loss does work and it’s one of the few supplements out there that has an abundance of data to back up its efficacy. And for those of you particularly interested in weight loss, we do have an article where we cover the best supplement stack for weight loss, all based on scientific data.

Before we get into how it works, let’s talk about how to get magnesium citrate naturally and whether or not you need supplements.

According to research done by the US National Library of Medicine in partnership with the National Institutes of Health,

Women need around 320mg daily while men need around 420mg daily to experience the benefits.

If you have a diet that’s rich in the following foods, then you really don’t need a Magnesium Citrate Supplement: leafy greens, quinoa, tofu, fish, whole grains, yogurt, beans, nuts.

However, if your daily diet is not rich with these foods then it’s highly suggested to supplement.

Now we’ll talk about how magnesium citrate works;

In short, it puts you in a more athletic state while improving your mood which is probably even more important as we’ll talk about later.

So to start off, we’ll cover the physical benefits and then we’ll finish off with the mental benefits.

Magnesium Citrate is an essential mineral for the production of ATP, which is our bodies primary source of energy for metabolic activity. Low ATP production means low energy and a slow metabolism. Taking Magnesium Citrate supplements can help our bodies metabolize our food faster and more efficiently, which leads to more ATP and thus more energy, increased stamina and a better performance for your workouts.

Magnesium Citrate is also essential to the production of insulin, and several other metabolic activities. Having enough Magnesium Citrate in your system is extremely important because it’ll help keep your glucose levels under control. This will prevent those energy crashes and keep you energetic throughout the day.

Lastly, Magnesium Citrate will help you look better by reducing inflammation and water retention. A lot of people take magnesium citrate to soften their stools which is great, but a side effect is that the magnesium citrate will help your body get rid of excessive water retention giving you a leaner appearance. And to wrap up the physical benefits, by reducing inflammation across your body, it will also help you not looked bloated.

The mental benefits of magnesium citrate are what’s most important, because for anyone who’s trying to lose weight, you know that the most important thing is to have a consistent work out routine and a consistent diet. Having the mental fortitude to maintain consistency is the single most important part of losing weight.

So how does magnesium citrate help?

Well, it puts you in a good mood and thus increases your will power. When we’re feeling bad, or tired, or sleepy, it’s super hard to do the hard things in life because your body simply put, is either emotionally or physically depleted.

Magnesium Citrate reduces the impact of cortisol, the stress hormone throughout your body. This leads to better sleep, which leads to you having more energy and will power. On a side note, magnesium citrate was also shown to be important for combatting depression and anxiety, so if you’re someone struggling with that, you’ll see even more mental benefits.

To wrap it up, magnesium citrate gives you more energy, makes you look better, improves your sleep, and boosts your will power – all things essential to weight loss.

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