Are you Magnesium deficient?

There is a large proability that you are. As nearly everyone in tests done where either deficient or considered a low normal.

- Did you know magnesium is am mineral that is required in nearly 80% of the bodies metabolic functions?

- Did you know that more than 65% of the North American population is deficient in magnesium and the other 50% would be considered low n magnesium.

- And as people age it gets worse people over 70 are getting less that 20% of what they daily need.

Magnesium deficiency is linked to hypocalcemia (low calcium), hypokalemia (low potassium), and a list of cardiac and neurological issues. Not to mention that its linked to a number of chronic diseases including diabetes,, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and osteoporosis.

Magnesium is known to play a very important role in the brain, by protecting synapses which are the communication connection points. A decline in synaptic plasticity is a major contributor to a decline in cognitive dysfunction. It is also very important for anyone who workouts and seeks a healthy lifestyle and a good balance. Do you want to know more? keep reading

Do you want to know if you are magnesium deficient?

Ask yourself these questions?

Do you say yes to any of the following?

  • Poor cognitive processing

  • Headaches

  • Constipation and related disorders

  • Fatigue both physical and mental

  • Poor sleep quality

  • Muscle spasms and cramping

  • Pain and soreness (prolonged post workouts)

  • Irregular heart beat

  • Numbness and tingling

  • Mood and behavioural disorders

If you answer yes to any of the above you can continue to read as to why and what you may be doing that is creating a lower level of magnesium within your body. Again if you answer yes to multiple of these keep reading to find out how to help yourself and creat a healthier and fitter lifestyle.

Do you do any of the following - these can all lead to magnesium deficiency.

  • Poor diet low in magnesium

  • Prolonged Nutrient restriction

  • Poor absorption due to

  • Leaky gut

  • Low stomach acid (you can test this simply at home)

  • Irritable bowel disorders ( gas, bloating, constipation, foods in stool, cravings etc)

  • Chronic Diarrhea

  • A high carb diet

  • High alcohol intake

  • High coffee intake ( know to block intestinal absorption via food )

  • Laxative and or diuretic overuse

  • Diabetic or insulin resistant

So if you answer yes to more than one of any of the above the chances are you are likely going to be magnesium deficient. The one downside to even this who eat healthy is that magnesium is the one mineral that has severely been impacted by the way we farm and grow food. Magnesium levels in soils have been severely depleted and this is the one nutrient across the board in organic and non organic that is over 50% lower today than it was 20 years ago.

Benefits of taking magnesium are

  • Reduced stress levels

  • Helps the body feel relaxed and at peace

  • Helps sleep faster and deeper

  • Helps boost your immune system,

  • Helps maintain a normal heart rhythm,

  • Helps lowers cortisol levels

  • Helps in the production of strong bones

  • Helps regulate blood sugar balance