You would be surprised by how many of the symptoms that you may be experiencing may subside with this one important mineral.Magnesium is a mineral that is crucial for optimal health but very few of us get enough of it.
It is estimated that 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium tends to be more scarce in our modern food supply. A hundred years ago we may have received around 500 milligrams and now we are lucky if we get 200 milligrams. Since the suggested DV is 400 milligrams it is a good idea to supplement.
Not only is the soil not the same but a lot of the foods we eat contribute to depleting our magnesium levels. For instance refined foods, refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, coffee, cheap table salt, and tap water( because of flouride) are all culprits.
Smoking cigarettes can deplete our magnesium as well. Prolonged stress strips our magnesium quickly so we must keep emotions in balance. Prayer and meditating on Gods Holy word keeps stress at bay for me in addition to regular exercise. Also prescription drug use may deplete your levels of magnesium.
Magnesium is pertinent for better health as it is responsible for several biological functions in our bodies. It activates muscles and nerves, creates energy, and helps digest fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
Your heart has the highest amount of magnesium in the body and without enough of it your heart can not function properly. With heart disease being the #1 killer in Americans it makes me wonder if the magnesium deficiency is a major contributor. Food for thought anyway.
Being deficient in magnesium can be linked to a host of health issues including but not limited to high blood pressure, anxiety disorders, migraines, and cardiovascular disease, . Signs of being deficient are dizziness,loss of appetite, irregular heartbeat, nausea, fatigue, muscle spasms,weakness, and sleep problems.
There is not a test to measure accurately that I am aware of, but you can most likely bet that if you consume the average american diet and do not supplement magnesium that you are deficient. Some of the foods that are higher in magnesium include spinach, Mackerel, brown rice, soybeans, molasses, avocados, figs,bananas, and dark chocolate.
Since magnesium is so pertinent for better health it would be wise to make sure you have enough through your diet and supplementation. If you have any testimonies to the use of magnesium please share on reply at the bottom of this article.
The supplement I take includes magnesium and may contribute to the amazing health benefits we have received. I also include as many of the foods as possible as I believe in eating to get your nutrients.
To your health,
Jenay Green is the wife of Matt Green and mother of four boys. She is a former owner of a gym/wellness center. Her calling from God has driven her passion to see people walk in divine health. Jenay has been trained in the area of fitness and nutrition but also has researched and prayed for well over 17 years in search of answers to some of our greatest health challenges including cancer. Her goal is to see people walk in divine health in accordance to III John :2 "Beloved I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers."