Magnesium is a very important mineral that we need in our diet. It affects blood pressure, immune function and metabolism. Recently we’ve been seeing more and more people suffering from magnesium deficiency and one of the main reasons for this is our depleted soil conditions. Because the soil has been depleted from over farming and overuse of pesticides, plants, and the meat from animals that eat these plants, are lower in magnesium. Regular consumption of caffeine and sugar also depletes the body of magnesium levels. Another huge factor that leads to magnesium deficiency is stress.
Affects of Magnesium Deficiency
Muscle Spasms and Cramps
One of the most common symptoms of low magnesium.
Calcification of the Arteries
Magnesium deficiency can lead heart attack and heart disease.
High Blood Pressure/Hypertension
A Harvard study of over 70,000 people found that those with the highest magnesium intake had the healthiest blood pressure numbers.
Anxiety & Depression
There is a lot more research showing that magnesium deficiency effects mental health.
It helps relax the body and the mind, so you can get a restful sleep.
Magnesium is required in the reactions that create ATP energy in the cells. If you’re deficient in magnesium you won’t have any energy at the cellular level.
When we think bone health we often think calcium but without magnesium we don’t absorb calcium very well.
Other Mineral Deficiencies
Magnesium is needed for proper utilization of calcium, potassium, Vitamin K, Vitamin D, and many other nutrients.
Increase Your Magnesium Levels
Eat magnesium rich foods such as:
- Brazil nuts
- High quality nutrition shake
Take a good magnesium supplement 2 times a day with food:
Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate
- Liquid colloidal Magnesium
- Magnesium Chloride
- Magnesium Citrate
- Magnesium oil
- Magnesium lotion or body butter
If you think you’re suffering from magnesium deficiency, try one of the suggestions above and see if you symptoms disappear. Keep a diary to see what really works for you.