Amazing Life News


November 3, 2020

Magnesium is an essential mineral and electrolyte that the human body needs for just about everything. Used in a slew of enzymatic functions, magnesium is needed for healthy blood glucose regulation, proper neural function, the formation of both DNA and RNA, ATP energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, muscle contraction and pumping your heart.

It’s been shown for years that Americans do not get the magnesium we need in our diets for a variety of reasons. Pair low dietary intake with lifestyle factors that deplete magnesium and deficiencies in vitamin D needed to both absorb and utilize magnesium and you have a serious deficiency situation.

Magnesium deficiency has been linked to many health disorders- these include heart diseases, hypertension, chronic pain, headaches, migraines, impaired blood glucose regulation, improper insulin functioning, low energy, impaired cognitive function, mental health issues and more.

Recent studies are showing urgency for ensuring that you are getting enough magnesium in your diet.

  • A 2015 study of 8894 subjects found that low magnesium intake was associated with depression individuals under the age of 65 [1].
  • A study released in April 2018 showed that oral magnesium supplementation improved blood glucose, lipid regulation, insulin stimulation and anti-inflammatory effects in diabetic animals [2].
  • Yet another April 2018 study showed that low magnesium intake was associated with insulin resistance in otherwise healthy adults [3].
  • A 2016 study showed low serum magnesium levels to be an independent factor in migraine attacks [4].

If you’re like many that are either taking part in or interested in starting intermittent fasting for its many health benefits, it’s important that you ensure that you are getting an adequate amount of magnesium in your diet every day as getting enough is often one of the struggles that many people find once they start fasting.

It’s recommended that men should aim for 400 to 420 milligrams of magnesium per day, and that women have a daily intake goal of 310 to 320 mg of magnesium. 

Since you aren’t eating during a fast, you aren’t getting electrolytes through food. Even if you’re time-restricted-feeding (doing a 16:8 for example), there are 16 hours of the day when you aren’t getting a consistent stream of electrolytes into your body. Even non-fasters are at risk for electrolyte deficiency [5]. Supplementation may be critical to help keep your body functioning properly, especially on a longer fast. 

During a prolonged fast, your kidneys can excrete magnesium at a shockingly high rate. In one study, the kidneys of participants on a mutli-week fast, were excreting magnesium at a rate 4-5 times higher [6], than normal. It seems the deeper into your fast you go, the more magnesium you’re prone to lose. Across a few different studies of prolonged fasting in obese males, the average magnesium loss per day ranged from 83 mg [7] to 203 mg [8].

So, while fasting, it’s reasonable to say that a range from about 400-600 mg per day would be appropriate to provide the body with the essential magnesium it needs to function optimally and to prevent the nasty symptoms of magnesium deficiency. 

Since intermittent fasting you will not be taking in food containing magnesium for anywhere from large portions of your day to multiple days or weeks. It’s important to supplement your daily magnesium from non food sources, especially as most foods are so low in Magnesium now. It’s important to be careful though as many magnesium supplements contain sugar, artificial sweeteners, fillers, and capsules which in some cases cause you to break your fast. 

There are of course a wide variety of brands and forms of magnesium available on the market for you to choose. However we believe that our mineral supplement is different from the rest and we would love to take a moment and lay out what makes our product so unique and powerful for people who are intermittent fasting

It all comes down to our source. OmniBlue minerals are true natural minerals that are sustainably solar-harvested from the purest waters near the Great Barrier Reef. These waters are unique in how they are constantly being fed by undersea springs which introduce new minerals into the water from under the earth's crust. 

These minerals are in their most perfect, most bioavailable form. The same form that has SUSTAINED all of life since the very beginning. Notice also that we say minerals and not just magnesium. While magnesium is the most plentiful mineral in OmniBlue with 440mg in each teaspoon. The magnesium in OmniBlue is also supported synergistically by 70+ other trace minerals also found in ocean water. The human body works best when it has a full complement of all the essential major and trace minerals present, and needs each exact one in these natural exact proportions. 

This is illustrated by the fact that the mineral content of human blood is almost identical to the ratios found in ocean water. The human body does not single out minerals in vacuum. It is a delicate balance of all the minerals working together to fuel the processes of the body. OmniBlue is the ONLY mineral supplement which contains this balance of magnesium and trace minerals. 

There are other products which market themselves as magnesium and trace mineral supplements. However, the main difference is that these products are all mined from the waters of inland seas. These salt lakes have been separated from the sea for 11,000 years. These island seas have become like stopped-up sinks that you can’t unplug- risking absorbing all of the runoff from human and animal waste as well as multiple mining operations that have dotted the region. Inland seas are no longer balanced and renewed by natural sea springs. The beautiful balance of nature has been lost. This source of magnesium has been favored by industry for its ease of mining and low cost. We believe however, that it’s worth a little more time and effort to bring you the best minerals on earth, because we are all worth that!

OmniBlue is also beautiful in its form and simplicity. It comes in a liquid form which is best when blended with any kind of food or drink. Just a teaspoon's worth gives your body everything it needs. You can choose to mix it with your morning coffee, portion it into your baked goods, blend it into your soups, or add a couple of drops to each bottle of water you drink to remineralize it.

If you are observing a 16:8 intermittent fast you can opt to mix it into flavored foods or drinks when you break your fast. For longer multiple day or week fasts you can take OmniBlue in one dose or portion it into your water throughout the day. 

Unlike other magnesium products OmniBlue doesn’t contain any sweeteners artificial or otherwise. In fact it's as simple as minerals and water. At absolutely no point will OmniBlue ever cause you to break your fast no matter when you take it. It also won't ever expire, and it loves the heat. No temperature of food or drink it’s placed in will ever cause it to lose its potency. 

The biggest testament of all for OmniBlue is how many customers of ours have made OmniBlue a part of their daily health routine, and continue to use OmniBlue month after month. The benefits of intermittent fasting are too numerous to list, however with OmniBlue you can make sure that you are still giving your body exactly what it needs in the form of magnesium and trace minerals so you can stay in tip-top health during your fasts. 

  1. http://www.jabfm.org/content/28/2/249.short
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29634483
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29576367