#1 Mineral Deficiency in North America!
Minerals are just as important to our body's nutrition as vitamins. We need these minerals for proper cell maintenance and composition of our bones and blood. Unfortunately we are deficient in these minerals from our American diet!
Magnesium is our Body's #1 Anti-Stress Nutrient and is the micro mineral that we lack the most! Magnesium is abundant in the body. Along with potassium, it is primarily an intracellular mineral. A lot of magnesium is found in the bones of the body but is present in every cell of the body. Only 1% of magnesium is available in the blood. This mineral is involved in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.
Most everyone is low in bioavailable Magnesium. This is due to very low dietary intake and in our world today, the soils are low in minerals because they have been farmed too much and incorrectly.
SYMPTOMS OF DEFICIENCY:
Anger, Irritability, Fatigue, Muscle Tension, Asthma, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Acute Muscle Spasms, Upper Respiratory Infections, Chronic Sinusitis, Seasonal Allergies, Most Cardiovascular Diseases.
Food Sources of Magnesium
The importance of Magnesium is not yet widespread and most people ignore Magnesium consumption in their diets. Too many people's diets consists of refined, processed foods such as white flour and white sugars, dairy, fruits, soda pop, tea, coffee and cows' milk dairy products. These contain very little high quality magnesium!
Instead, we should be including magnesium rich foods such as kelp, cooked vegetables, blue corn, other whole grains, nuts, seeds, meat and eggs.
Most people do not eat nearly enough magnesium rich foods and will still need to supplement with magnesium. Stress, too much exercise uses up Magnesium & alcohol depletes magnesium in the body very quickly. This is due to the fact that metabolizing alcohol uses up many magnesium-dependent enzymes. Alcohol is also a diuretic that can remove magnesium from the body through the kidneys. In chronic intermittent diarrhea, significant amount of water and magnesium are also lost from the body.
The recommended daily dosage (RDA) of Magnesium is not even close to where it should be since we don't consume enough whole foods in our diet. The recommended is 300-400mg per day for healthy adults. However, due to the this mineral depletion in our bodies, it is recommended to supplement up to 1200mg by consuming magnesium rich foods and through vitamins.
Magnesium supplements are a safe, effective way to ensure an adequate magnesium intake. Not all magnesium supplements are created equal. For the best combination of convenience and bioavailability, look for a combination of foods containing magnesium, a transdermal magnesium product (as it bypasses problems associated with the GI tract), and a dosage of oral Magnesium Bis-glycinate that does not produce any side effects such as loose bowels.
Take Home Message
Magnesium synergists are similar to those for Calcium. They include Vitamins A, D, E, K. Vitamin D, B6, B1, Vitamin C and many other nutrients are synergistic with Magnesium because it is involved in almost every body function.
Essential to life, necessary for good health and a vital component within our cells, Magnesium helps our bodies maintain balance, avoid illness, perform well under stress and maintain a general state of good health!
Get your Hair Mineral Analysis Test to see where your Magnesium Levels are at in your Body.