Got Magnesium?

Prob­a­bly Not Enough…

The National Insti­tutes of Health says “Mag­ne­sium is needed for more than 300 bio­chem­i­cal reac­tions in the body. It helps main­tain nor­mal mus­cle and nerve func­tion, keeps heart rhythm steady, sup­ports a healthy immune sys­tem, and keeps bones strong. Mag­ne­sium also helps reg­u­late blood sugar lev­els, pro­motes nor­mal blood pres­sure, and is known to be involved in energy metab­o­lism and pro­tein syn­the­sis. There is an increased inter­est in the role of mag­ne­sium in pre­vent­ing and man­ag­ing dis­or­ders such as hyper­ten­sion, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, and dia­betes. Dietary mag­ne­sium is absorbed in the small intestines. Mag­ne­sium is excreted through the kidneys.”

Dr. Nor­man Shealy’s states, “Every known ill­ness is asso­ci­ated with a mag­ne­sium defi­ciency” and that, “mag­ne­sium is the most crit­i­cal min­eral required for elec­tri­cal sta­bil­ity of every cell in the body. A mag­ne­sium defi­ciency may be respon­si­ble for more dis­eases than any other nutrient.”

Because mag­ne­sium defi­ciency is largely over­looked, mil­lions of Amer­i­cans suf­fer need­lessly or are hav­ing their symp­toms treated with expen­sive drugs when they could be cured with mag­ne­sium supplementation.”

Here are 16 signs of a Mag­ne­sium Deficiency:

  1. Cal­cium deficiency
  2. Poor heart health
  3. Weak­ness
  4. Mus­cle cramps
  5. Tremors
  6. Nau­sea
  7. Anx­i­ety
  8. High blood pressure
  9. Type II diabetes
  10. Res­pi­ra­tory issues
  11. Dizzi­ness
  12. Fatigue
  13. Potas­sium deficiency
  14. Dif­fi­culty swallowing
  15. Poor mem­ory
  16. Con­fu­sio n 

Of course, if you have any of these issues, it doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean you’re mag­ne­sium defi­cient.  But I’m cer­tain most of us are.

How much mag­ne­sium do we need each day?   

*Cour­tesy of National Insti­tutes of Health

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