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Magnesium
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant.
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines. Magnesium is excreted through the kidneys.

Milk Thistle
Milk thistle benefits are numerous, and it has been used to treat a variety of health conditions. Most important is its role in strengthening and detoxifying the liver.
A member of the sunflower flower, its black seeds are harvested for medicinal use. The active ingredient within these seeds is called silymarin, which is where the therapeutic benefits lie. One of the main benefits is its antioxidant ability, which is more potent than most vitamins. Antioxidants are able to remove toxic chemicals called free radicals from the body. These free radicals cause ceel damage which is the root of disease and premature aging. Perhaps the most important milk thistle benefits are its effects on the liver. The liver is one of the most important organs in the body, breaking down nutrients and cleaning the body out. Milk thistle detoxifies the liver as well as protects it against damage from toxins, alcohol and other negative effects. Milk thistle benefits the liver in other ways as well: it promotes regeneration and repair of liver cells, reverses liver damage and is very helpful in the treatment of hepatitis and cirrhosis. Some milk thistle clinical trials show that milk thistle benefits may include reducing inflammation, decreasing excessive skin cell growth and helping treat endometriosis.

Motherwort
Historically, motherwort has been used for stress and pain alleviating during pregnancy...and to also help smooth out spasmodic uterine contractions.
Among its touted therapeutic properties is a sedative and calming effect in countering the anxiety that sometimes accompanies suppressed or delayed menstruation. Therefore, you may have heard about the motherwort and pms connection. It is also said to harbor benefits for the heart, particularly arrhythmias and palpitations induced by stress and anxiety or during pregnancy, when the woman's heart naturally experiences a greater degree of stress and strain. Besides the motherwort and pms connection, it has been used for the following: insomnia, restlessness, poor digestion, high blood pressure (hypertension), and moderating mood swings.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
MSM--Methylsulfonylmethane--is a naturally occurring sulfer compound. Sulfer is not a mineral that is often discussed with respect to good health, but it is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, and exists in all of our cells. It is required in many vital functions. Benefits attributed to MSM include alleviating the pain of arthritis, muscle soreness, cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome, lupus, and fibromyalgia.