Magnesium deficiency affects at least 68% of us according to the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Translation? Two out of every three people you meet suffer from magnesium deficiency. The truly sad thing? Most don’t even know it.
Our heart, muscles and kidneys are in constant need of magnesium, thus if you suffer from fatigue, weakness, muscle spasms, eye twitches, and abnormal heart rhythms, low levels of this mineral could be to blame. Most of it is stored in the bones and organs, and only 1% of it is distributed in your blood.
The recommended daily amount is 310-320 mg for women, and 400-420 for men. Moreover, this mineral can be found in more than 300 enzymes in our body detoxifying it and preventing damage from environmental chemicals, toxins and heavy metals. It also helps digest proteins, fats, and carbohydrates; serves as building block for RNA and DNA synthesis; creates energy by activating the adenosine triphosphate; activates muscles and nerves; and acts like a precursor for neurotransmitters like serotonin.
Early signs of magnesium deficiency are loss of appetite, fatigue, headache, weakness, or more serious symptoms such as personality changes, muscle contraction and cramps, seizures, coronary spasms, abnormal heart rhythms, numbness and tingling.
This deficiency can cause or trigger the following diseases: tooth decay, osteoporosis, nerve problems, anxiety and panic attacks, heart disease, insomnia, migraine, cystitis, asthma, depression, blood clots, fatigue, hyperglycemia, liver disease, and many more.
MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY TREATMENT
Eat the food!
Prioritize healing your digestion with the same sort of protocol you’d use to restore gut health after a round of antibiotics.
Then make sure you eat magnesium rich foods like:
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Cooked Spinach
- Black Beans
- Brown Rice
- Flax Seed
- Sunflower Seeds
- Dark Chocolate
APPLY MAGNESIUM OIL TO YOUR SKIN
You can use magnesium oil which is easily absorbed through our skin, but be sure to avoid any oils which contain stearate which is hazardous additive.
TAKE EPSOM SALT BATHS
Epsom salts aren’t actually salts at all, but magnesium sulfate. They’re named Epsom because they were originally discovered in Epsom, England. By taking a nice, relaxing soak in an Epsom salt bath, you can absorb this mineral through your skin and help reverse your deficiency.
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