Updated: Jan 27
There are several forms of magnesium, and one of the most absorbable kinds is magnesium bicarbonate. Magnesium bicarbonate can only be created by mixing carbonated water with magnesium carbonate. Although some brands sell this form of magnesium, it is much more cost-effective to make it at home due to the recommended larger serving sizes.
To make this form of magnesium, you only need two ingredients - magnesium carbonate powder (MgCO3) and carbonated water (H2C03).
In this video, I will be showing you how to make magnesium bicarbonate at home in an easy and affordable way.
The video will show you everything that you need to do, but I also want to walk you through the benefits of magnesium bicarbonate and help you see if it would be a good fit for you.
What does magnesium do?
Magnesium is responsible for over 300 biochemical/enzymatic reactions in the body. It helps the body maintain normal nerve function and muscle function, and it plays a role in metabolism, bone growth, and remodeling. It is crucial in the balance of mineral concentrations and water in the body.
Magnesium and calcium are antagonists - meaning that they oppose one another. One widespread modern-day problem is calcification, due to excess calcium being present in the body. Magnesium will help there be more of a balance of these two minerals.
Many people are magnesium deficient. Some signs of magnesium deficiency include:
loss of appetite
irritability and personality changes
high blood pressure
blood sugar dysregulation
thyroid conditions (hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's, hyperthyroidism, Graves disease)
+ more, as most chronic conditions and disease states include the aspect of low magnesium
When the body is under stress, we lose magnesium due to an increased magnesium burn rate. The magnesium burn rate is a concept created by Morely Robbins, often referred to as "the Magnesium Man."
The truth is that we cannot get all of the magnesium that we need from food alone. Food-based nourishment is the goal, but it's also essential to know when necessary to supplement with a nutrient to get as much of the particular nutrient that we need. Magnesium is one of these nutrients, and magnesium bicarbonate is truly a powerful force for healing in the body.