Magnesium – Are you Intaking Enough?

Magnesium is a critical nutrient for your health as it is a secret weapon against many illnesses & is a very powerful relaxation mineral .  The reason so many of us are deficient is we eat a diet that contains practically no magnesium – a highly processed, refined diet that is based mostly on white flour, meat & dairy (all of which have no magnesium).  Magnesium is in foods such as sea vegetables (seaweed), nuts, greens & beans.

You might be magnesium deficient if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Muscle cramps or twitches
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Sensitivity to loud noises
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • ADD
  • Palpitations
  • Angina
  • Constipation
  • Anal spasms
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Asthma
  • Kidney stones
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • High blood pressure
  • PMS
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Irritable bladder
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Reflux
  • Trouble swallowing

Stop draining your body of magnesium:
*Limit coffee, colas, salt, sugar & alcohol
*Learn how to practice active relaxation
*Check with your doctor if your medication is causing magnesium loss (many high blood pressure drugs or diuretics cause loss of magnesium)

Eat Foods High in Magnesium:
Kelp, wheat bran, wheat germ, almonds, cashews, buckwheat, brazil nuts, dulse, filberts, millet, pecans, walnuts, rye, tofu, soy beans, brown rice, figs, dates, collard greens, shrimp, avocado, parsley, beans, barley, dandelion greens, and garlic.

Take Magnesium Supplements
*RDA for magnesium is about 300 mg a day
*Some may need much more depending on their condition (400 – 1000 mg a day)
*Most absorbable forms are magnesium citrate, glycinate taurate, or aspartate, although magnesium bound to Kreb cycle (malate, succinate, fumarate) are all good
*Avoid magnesium carbonate, sulfate, gluconate and oxide.
*Taking a hot bath with Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) is a good way to absorb and get much needed magnesium.

So if you’re coping with the symptoms, relax!  Magnesium is truly a miracle mineral.  It is essential for lifelong vibrant health!

I take Calm every evening in a little water for my magnesium.

Read Dr. Mark Hyman’s full article on Magnesium HERE.

 

 

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