Magnesium is one of the most underrated minerals that is responsible for some of the most important functions of our body. It is a mineral that most Americans are deficient in – and unaware of. When our magnesium levels are at the proper levels we feel vital and alive, full of energy, ready to conquer the world! When we are deficient in magnesium we feel exhausted, have headaches, irritability, constipation, and so much more. Indirectly, magnesium deficiency can cause hypertension, fibromyalgia, arrhythmia and other heart conditions.
Magnesium is the most common mineral inside every cell in our bodies. Its presence is necessary in more than three hundred chemical reactions inside the cell. Magnesium has countless major roles in the body, including the creation of energy, new proteins and other substances, muscle function, detoxification, and maintaining proper electrical charge. An astounding 80% of Americans have been found to be low in this precious mineral, resulting in:
Poor Intestinal Function
High Blood Pressure
Muscle Cramps (Especially in the Legs & Feet)
General Weakness & Fatigue
Poor Skeletal Muscle Function
Irregular Heart Beat
Restless Legs at Night
Other signs of magnesium deficiency include:
Continued Muscle Contraction
Major reasons for magnesium deficiency include over-cultivation of soil and chronic stress. Stress hormones released by the adrenal glands tend to drive up calcium levels, and magnesium levels fall. Excess consumption of sugar, excess caffeine, various pharmaceutical drugs, birth control pills, and excessive exercise can also potentially deplete magnesium levels.
The good news is that we can increase our intake of magnesium through foods that are organic, from farming practices where the topsoil is rotated to regenerate the minerals, from Epsom salt baths, and from high quality supplements.
Excellent food sources of magnesium include:
Organic Dark, Leafy Vegetables
Raw Cacao Dark Chocolate
Almonds & Pumpkin Seeds
In my practice, so many patients have found relief from headaches, back and neck pain, spasms, high blood pressure, fatigue, constipation, and so much more from this simple yet very powerful mineral! Don’t let the simplicity of the mineral fool you! Having an omptimal magnesium level is one of the greatest and easiest ways for you and your loved ones to restore vibrant health!