Magnesium Supplements: A Vital Part of Healthy Diets

From Organic Newsroom:

In a recent study, it was found that nearly 60% of all Americans may have a magnesium deficiency, which could be greatly offset by taking magnesium supplements. Magnesium deficiency has been shown to the root cause of major diseases[2] such as Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Depression, and several musculoskeletal disorders such as Fibromyalgia.

In addition to these severe conditions, earlier symptoms of magnesium deficiencies include migraines, hypertension, fatigue, seizures, hormonal disruptions, numbness and tingling, and many more concerning health issues. It’s not stretch to consider magnesium deficiencies as playing a BIG role in the alarming increase of deaths from chronic disease within the United States in recent years [3].

Many people are under the false assumption that the amounts of magnesium found naturally in their normal diets is sufficient in maintaining healthy serum levels. Parasites, candida, and many other micro-flora within the body are all consumers of magnesium, and can often take a large percentage of overall intake. Magnesium supplements like Magnesium glycinate, magnesium malate, magnesium taurate, and magnesium threonate are all forms of magnesium that help your body maintain proper levels.

The average person has 25 grams of magnesium in their body at any given time. Most of this amount is found within bones and soft tissues such as cartilage, leaving a measly 1% left in the blood [4]. Even a slight drop in serum levels can cause disruptions of any of the over 300 critical bio-enzymatic processes taking place within the human body that all rely on optimal magnesium levels to function properly [5]. The RDA, or recommended daily allowance, for magnesium is about 400mg daily for men, and just slightly less than that for women [4]. However, those amounts are widely-regarded as being …

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