Micronutrients, Nutrient Managment, Supplementation, Supplements

Think About Your Future Health! This is KEY!

A picture of vegetables and a spoonful of supplements with a quote by Maggie “Supplementing your diet with high quality supplements if more for your future health. This is the key many people miss.

A Pot Boiling

Have you ever watched a pot of water boiling?

A pot of water on the stove just starting to boil.

When you boil a pot of water it seems to take forever doesn’t it? Until it doesn’t. Once that pot starts to boil, look out, it is boiling and boiling hot!

Our health can be like that. We coast along and everything seems fine, until it’s not. Things don’t just happen. They build up over time, especially nutrient deficiencies and their repercussions.

It our modern society, it is nearly impossible to get all of the nutrients from our food no matter how well we eat. Not to mention, all of the pathogens and toxins we must combat along the way. These also rob nutrients from our bodies! Medications rob nutrients from our bodies. Stress robs nutrients from our bodies.

I have talked to many people throughout the years who when seeming to be on the top of their health game, have expressed things like “Oh I don’t need to supplement, my doctor says I have the blood of a 20 year.” And similar phrases.

Well one thing we know is that life progresses and and in this world we live in now, there are more stressors, pathogens and viruses, popping up all the time, and the game changes.

One of the most important things we can do is to prepare now for our future. We don’t want to wait until that pot is boiling.

What we can do is supply our body with nutrients now. We can support our bodies and minds by supplying nutrients to allow them to function better now and to lay the groundwork for a healthier tomorrow.

Just something to think about. And please reach out and let me help you determine the best place to start on this journey or allow me to make recommendations to help you fill in any gaps that you think are missing in your preventative health plan. I would love to help

hair mineral analysis, heavy metals, Magnesium, minerals, Supplements

My Magnesium Hack

When you find a hack you love, sometimes you just have to share it!

Most people are deficient in the mineral magnesium. Magnesium is important for so many things. They call magnesium, “the calming mineral”. I feel much calmer since discovering my hack that I share in this post.

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and supports more than 300 enzyme systems. It supports normal energy release, regulation of the body temperature, nerve function, adaptation to stress, metabolism and much more. One of the main mechanisms of magnesium in the body is its support of normal protein synthesis. Normal protein synthesis relies on optimal magnesium concentrations, as magnesium supports the normal delivery to the building blocks of life – our DNA – of signals that triggering the expression of amino acids. In other words, this process supports the body’s normal ability to “make” proteins.

The recommended daily value for adults is 400 mg of magnesium. However, average daily intakes are much less. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that most U.S. adults – especially those over the age of 30 – were receiving, on average, approximately 290 mg of magnesium daily. That study also showed that dietary intake is particularly low among women. Unfortunately, inadequate levels of magnesium have been linked to poorer concentration, memory and cognitive function and muscle discomfort. Sleep quality is associated with higher levels of magnesium and when these levels are low, sleep quality may suffer.

Here are 10 Key Roles of Magnesium in a Nutshell:

1) Magnesium helps to maintain normal muscle function.

2) Magnesium helps to maintain normal nerve function.

3) Magnesium helps to keep heart rhythm steady.

4) Magnesium supports a healthy immune system.

5) Magnesium helps to keep bones strong.

6) Magnesium helps regulate blood sugar levels.

7) Magnesium helps to promote normal blood pressure.

8) Magnesium is involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.

9) Magnesium serves as a building block for RNA and DNA synthesis.

10) Magnesium is a precursor for neurotransmitters like serotonin.

It is estimated that 80% of the North American population is deficient in Magnesium.

So with that said, I personally have taken a hair mineral analysis to find out that I too, am magnesium deficient even though I take supplementation! There are many factors that can affect mineral absorption and uptake in the body and heavy metals can play a key role in mineral deficiency.


Heavy metals are very toxic and they can interrupt the absorption, metabolism, and use of essential minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, iron, and zinc. This leads to a deficiency of some minerals, which can cause health issues. There are several ways metals and minerals interact with one another that impact your susceptibility to toxic metals and increase your risk of experiencing negative health effects, including serious health issues and deficiencies like magnesium deficiency. For more info on hair mineral analysis which checks for the presence of heavy metals in the body and mineral deficiencies go to www.SuperiorHairAnalysis.com.

So onto my hack. I have found something that I have been using which is an easy way to add in more magnesium. I find that both for myself and my clients, nothing works unless you use it and that is why I love this product, I find I am very good at adding it into my daily routine so it is helping me increase my magnesium levels on a daily basis and it is enjoyable to use!

It is a magnesium lotion with great ingredients like organic coconut oil, shea butter and has no scent! I love it. It is my new go-to hand lotion and I smile everytime I use it because I love it on my hands and I know it has added benefits that have a huge impact on my health.

This lotion contains 185 mg of elemental magnesium per teaspoon so I use it a few times a day to add in the extra magnesium I need. And as an added bonus it even has the added benefit of containing Lactobacillus ferment, a potent probiotic, which I love.

The product description

Formulated for even the most sensitive individuals, Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion is designed to deliver magnesium through the skin, direct to the cells.

  • Ideal for children and sensitive individuals
  • Highly therapeutic for psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions
  • Significant for massage applications
  • Effective at encouraging healthy skin tissue

Here is the link for Canada only for more info.

Let me know if you have any questions about this product or anything else.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Board Certified Nutritionist and Certified Life Coach who has been assisting individuals with enhancing their health through diet and supplementation for over 20 years and has a vast knowledge of supplements, supplemental delivery systems, and also specializes in the role of heavy metal toxicity in regard to wellness protocols.