Magnesium, The Underrated Mineral

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and the most deficient.

An estimated 70-80% of people have low levels of this essential mineral. 

This is a staggering number, as a deficiency of this nutrient opens the door to a myriad of health problems.

Here are some common symptoms of magnesium deficiency 

  • Respiratory issues

  • Tooth cavities

  • Fatigue

  • Calcium deficiency

  • Nausea, dizziness, and fatigue

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Impotence

  • Poor memory functions or confusion

  • Anxiety

  • Muscle cramping

  • Irregular heartbeat

  • Insomnia and trouble sleeping

  • Involuntary eye movements or tremors

  • Irritability

  • Loss of appetite

  • Panic attacks

  • Heart disease

  • Bowel disease

  • Blood clots

  • Worsened PMS symptoms

  • Behavioural disorders/mood swings

  • Osteoporosis

It seems that magnesium plays a paramount role in the body.

With low levels of it, we simply do not function.

However, serum blood testing, the standard test to check for magnesium levels, measures the serum magnesium and that represent only 1 percent of the body magnesium. The RBC, red blood cell, intracellular magnesium it’s where about 95 percent of it is!

More details about the test here

​What are the benefits of magnesium?

Helps with Constipation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17151587

 

Treats Insomnia & Helps You Fall Asleep

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23853635

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3198864/

Helps treat asthma 

http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/asthma

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3269605/

Has Anti-Inflammatory Effects

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25023192

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21199787

Prevents cardiovascular diseases

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26404370

 

Helps  prevent osteoporosis

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/

Improves PMS symptoms

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25276694

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9861593

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2067759

Magnesium also increases energy, enhances metabolism, strengthens our immune system, helps to regulate blood sugar levels, optimizes muscle and nerve function and  bone strength.

What are your thoughts about this wonderful, essential mineral?