Magnesium deficiency is prevalent here in America despite our access to whole fresh foods. When your body lacks a certain mineral, it can cause physical issues. We wanted to make you aware of some of the signs and symptoms that you may need to supplement.
Magnesium is a very powerful mineral. It is involved in 600+ processes within the body. This includes nerve impulses, muscle movements, protein formulation, gene maintenance, and metabolism.
Recent studies have shown that nearly half the population of the USA and Europe get far less than the RDA. Additives to our water make the magnesium we do get less readily available for cellular use. These additives are fluoride and chlorine. Caffeine and processed sugar also deplete magnesium stores.
Magnesium deficiency can lead to chronic health issues and disease. Heart Disease, anxiety, high blood pressure, respiratory issues, fatigue, memory issues, brain fog, and even type 2 diabetes.
Now that you can see how important magnesium is let’s take a look at what the health benefits are for supplementing magnesium into your diet.
Balance Blood Sugar – Magnesium helps manage insulin levels in the body and can prevent blood sugar spikes and crashes from occurring. It also plays a large role in blood pressure control.
Depression & Anxiety – Magnesium is essential for mood regulation and brain function. Research shows that without enough magnesium, you are more likely to experience anxiety and depression.
Headache/Migraine – Research shows that magnesium is almost always low during a migraine attack. Increase in magnesium supplementation seems to reduce frequency of migraine attacks. This goes for regular headaches as well.
PMS – Lack of magnesium can be especially pronounced during the time before menstruation: It can invite mood swings, fluid retention, depression, breast tenderness, headaches, poor sleep and sugar cravings. Feeling badly? Try some magnesium.
Cognitive Thought – Memory access, thought processing, focus, all can be thrown off my low magnesium levels.
Good natural sources of magnesium: Spinach, Seeds, Chocolate and coco, almonds and other nuts, bananas, coffee, and of course vitamin supplements.
Ready to get your diet and health on track?
Visit the office of Kaster Chiropractic. We specialize in Nutritional Evaluation and Programs as well! www.kasterchiropractic.com | 239-332-2555.