9 Things you need to know about Magnesium Deficiency and your diet.

Did you know… For every molecule of sugar, you consume, it takes 54 molecules of magnesium for your body to process it!! It’s the most common nutrient deficiency with an estimated 80-90% of the population having a magnesium deficiency.  Here are some facts you need to know about Magnesium for optimum health.

Magnesium in your diet

☝🏻It’s involved in over 300 biochemical functions in the body.

☝🏻Most medications deplete magnesium.

☝🏻Food levels of magnesium have declined drastically over the years due to mineral depleted soils.

☝🏻If you sweat excessively, drink fluoridated water, experience anxiety, live a stressful life, eat a diet high in wheat, sugar, caffeine & alcohol— there’s no question— you’re magnesium deficient.

☝🏻Malabsorption of magnesium due to IBS, leaky gut, candida or other gut issues will affect your nutrient status.

☝🏻You need magnesium to absorb calcium & vitamin D.

☝🏻No matter how much vitamin D you take, your body can not properly use it if you’re deficient in magnesium.

☝🏻Without adequate magnesium extra calcium collects in the soft tissue instead of bone causing calcium deposits in the arteries, organs and brain… which increases the risk of arthritis, heart attacks & Alzheimer’s.

☝🏻Magnesium can act at the blood-brain barrier to prevent the entrance of stress hormones, it is also necessary for the release and uptake of serotonin.

What are the symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency?

☝🏻Routine blood tests is not an accurate test to detect magnesium deficiency since less than 2% of Mg is in the blood. Here are some signals that are associated with Magnesium Deficiency.

  • Constipation
  • Stress
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Restless legs
  • Muscle cramps
  • PMS
  • Insomnia
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Low energy
  • Headaches

What Food Sources can I eat to get more magnesium?

  • Dark leafy veggies
  • Cacao
  • Nuts + Seeds
  • Bone Broth
  • 💊 Supplements – A highly absorbed, bioavailable, chelates for of Mg is best.  Best taken between meals or before bed on an empty stomach.

Article by Alexa Searle

Hi team – I’m Alexa but most people call me Lexy so feel free to jump on that bandwagon. I have a degree in clinical physiology and a post-graduate diploma in rehabilitation so I have a real passion for helping all kinds of people fit movement into their lifestyle.

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