Magnesium chloride is the most easily absorbed form of magnesium.
In addition to Chlorides’ function as an electrolyte, chloride combines with hydrogen in the stomach to make hydrochloric acid (HCL), a major component of gastric acid.
Gastric acid is an essential component of the digestion process and appears to diminish with age, poor health or poor diet.
* Gut health is rarely checked by practitioners and often left undiagnosed.
Low levels of gastric acid production may result in poorly broken down food and poor nutrient absorption; gut irritations, malabsorption of vitamins & minerals, and an increased susceptibility to bacteria, viruses, and yeasts passing through a damaged gut wall.
To break down food the stomach requires acid delivered to the stomach as gastric acid produced by cells in the lining of the stomach.
Gastric acid works in sync with digestive enzymes, which are another essential component of digestion. It is vital to the digestion of proteins acting as a catalyst – like a ‘go before’ - as it activates digestive enzymes which break the long chain bonds linking amino acids, a process known as proteolysis.
Bottom line is we need the acid to be produced in the stomach for effective digestion.
The abundant chloride found in Magnesium Chloride is sufficient to increase production of stomach HCL.
Regular soaking in a bath or foot soak using Magnesium Chloride or applying Magnesium Oil over the body daily ensures chloride absorption.
Note: HCL can also be increased by taking Apple Cider Vinegar directly before a meal or drinking squeezed lemon and water prior to a meal.