Magnesium (1)


Magnesium is one of the six essential macro-minerals that comprise 99% of the body’s mineral content. Magnesium helps build bones, enables nerves to function, and is essential to the production of energy from food. Is is involved in nearly every body process, but studies show that 80% of U.S. population deficient.

Magnesium has been shown to have therapeutic value in treating conditions such as headaches, chronic pain, asthma, and sleep disorders. Also, magnesium supplementation has been linked to a reduced incidence of conditions such as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.

Magnesium is required by your body to complete the following:

  • Protein synthesis
  • Nerve function
  • Blood sugar control
  • Neurotransmitter release
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Energy metabolism
  • Production of the antioxidant glutathione
  • Concentrated in metabolically active areas: brain, bones, muscles & heart

Most common causes of magnesium deficiency include:

  • Consuming less than three servings of vegetables per day
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • A diet high in sugar and phytic acid
  • Taking prescription medications like antibiotics and diuretics
  • Poor digestive absorption due to leaky gut

Symptoms and illnesses as a result of a deficiency:

  • Hormone imbalance & PMS
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Constipation
  • Tension or migraine headaches
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Chronic fatigue


Alisha Slaughter

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