Are you feeling run down, irritable and experience chronic stiffness? Do you find it hard to get a good night's sleep… Or do you find yourself tossing and turning with legs that ache…
If so, there's a very good chance you may be deficient in magnesium!
Magnesium deficiency has become one of the biggest mineral deficiencies of the western industrialized world! Yet it is the single MOST IMPORTANT MINERAL for maintaining electrical balance and metabolism in our cells.
UNFORTUNATELY MAGNESIUM IS NOT IN OUR FOODS!
Did you know that the mineral content of vegetables today has dropped by more than 80 percent in some cases.
Commercial farming technology and powerful fertilizers practically sterilize the soil – leaving it with little-to-no mineral content!
Magnesium content in vegetables has dropped between 25-80% since before 1950. And we’re NOT getting it from other foods, either:
>>> Refined grains remove 80-97% of magnesium
>>> Refined oils remove all magnesium
>>> Refined sugar removes all magnesium
Today statistics show that a majority of people are magnesium deficient.
This is bad news, because magnesium is one of your body’s “master minerals.”
Magnesium rich foods are essential for cellular health and over 300 biochemical functions in the body. Unfortunately, around 80% of American’s may have a magnesium deficiency and the majority of them don’t even know it!
A study published in BMC Bioinformatics found that your body has 3,751 magnesium binding sites.
This indicates that magnesium benefits are far greater than previously imagined. Because your body requires and uses magnesium for so many different functions, you can quickly become low in magnesium especially if you are not consuming enough high magnesium foods.
Some of the major functions that require magnesium are:
- Protein synthesis
- Nerve function
- Blood sugar control
- Neurotransmitter release
- Blood pressure regulation
- Energy metabolism
- Production of the antioxidant glutathione
Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?
Magnesium deficiency is dramatically under-diagnosed because it does not show up on a blood test!
Only 1% of the magnesium in your body is stored in your blood and the majority of it is stored in your bones.
Some of the main health challenges that have been linked to a magnesium deficiency include:
- Hormone imbalance and PMS
- Heart Attack
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Tension or Migraine Headaches
- Anxiety and Depression
- Chronic Fatigue
As you can see, increasing your intake of high magnesium foods is essential to your health.
Best Magnesium Supplements
If you think you might be more severely magnesium deficient and you want to improve your levels more quickly you may consider taking a magnesium supplement. My recommendations are taking either magnesium chelate, magnesium glycinate or magnesium theonate. You should strive to get 600-1,200 mg of magnesium daily.
Start with at least 400 mg a day, and work your way up from there. However, be careful of the cheap magnesium supplements you find on store shelves! They often have impurities, and most are so cheap you can’t even absorb them!?
Check out my own formula by clicking here!