Why do you need magnesium?
Magnesium is involved with over 300 metabolic processes in our bodies. Hundreds of enzymes in the human body need magnesium to work correctly. Our bodies use enzymes for virtually countless chemical reactions. Some of these are the processes involved in digestion, muscle and nerve function, copying DNA, bone development, and keeping our heart rhythms normal. You could say that enzymes ‘fire things up’ so that these chemical reactions happen as easily and as quickly as possible.
What are the potential risks of magnesium deficiency?
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle weakness, and spasms
- Poor Heart Health
- Regulation of both calcium and potassium,
- High blood pressure
- Type II diabetes
- Respiratory issues
Are you at risk?
1. Do you drink carbonated beverages on a regular basis?
2. Do you regularly eat refined sugar or grains?
3. Do you have a lot of stress in your life?
4. Do you drink caffeinated drinks daily?
5. Do you drink more than seven alcoholic beverages per week?
6. Are you over 55?
If you answered yes to any of the above you may be deficient in magnesium.
So, what should you do?
You can get in touch with your healthcare provider. After a discussion, he or she can arrange a blood (or urine) test to check your magnesium level. Once the results are known, you and your health care provider can work together to create the nutritional and supplement plan that’s best for you.
You can is ensure you are incorporating magnesium into your diet. There are many food sources for magnesium. Some of these are green leafy vegetables and nuts. Today, however, relying on food sources for your magnesium may not be sufficient. Factors such as the soil in which foods are grown, the way foods are processed, and the type of foods in our modern diet may cause people to be lacking in magnesium. You can be sure you are getting the magnesium you need through supplements. Make sure to purchase professional-grade.
Isn’t it time you got ‘fired up’ about your magnesium?