The average American diet lacks the recommended daily intake of magnesium. Prevent or treat magnesium deficiency symptoms by adding magnesium supplements.
Are you feeling depressed? Do you have unexplained migraines that come and go? Insomnia that keeps you restless in bed? Bone decay, heart issues, or diabetes? If you answer yes, these may be magnesium deficiency symptoms. Magnesium has been proven to be helpful in treating symptoms of all of the above conditions and more.
From a chemical perspective, magnesium has atomic number 12 and lies in the second column of the period table (alkaline earth metals). From a supplemental perspective, magnesium is necessary to stay alive, and is used to promote proper heart rhythm, normal blood pressure, and strong bones. Magnesium is also used intravenously to open up airways in asthma patients who are exhibiting extreme asthma attacks.
What causes an imbalance resulting in magnesium deficiency symptoms? There are a multitude of factors that can lead to an imbalance in magnesium levels, below is a compressed list of the most common causes.
- Kidney disease
- Conditions that impact digestion
- Alcohol abuse
- Heavy antibiotic use
Under normal circumstances, eating foods high in magnesium would bring magnesium levels back to normal. Foods rich in magnesium include: whole grains, beans, nuts, and leafy vegetables. However, due to the over-refining of produce, the levels of magnesium have dropped on average of 20% over the last half century, with the exception of collard greens which dropped by as much as 84%.
Considering the lack of nutrients in modern food products, it’s not surprise that the average American diet contains only 50% of the recommended magnesium intake. To prevent magnesium deficiency symptoms, individuals are strongly recommended to take magnesium supplements. Adding magnesium to your diet will ensure that essential bodily functions continue as they are intended to behave.
Adults should have a daily intake of approximately 320 mg per day for women and 420 mg per day for men. Woman in early adolescence are recommended to take as much as 360 mg per day to ensure homeostasis continues during a time of hormonal chaos. Magnesium is essential to women in particular because it helps regulate PMS (premenstrual syndrome) as well as keeping osteoporosis at bay.
If you exhibit any symptoms pertaining to osteoporosis, insomnia, constipation, heart attacks, hypertension, migraines, kidney stones, or gallstones you may be showing signs of exhibiting low levels of magnesium. If this is the case, check your normal, every day diet to see if it suggests a low magnesium diet. If you are living with a low magnesium diet like so many Americans, pick up a bottle of magnesium supplements or lotion and keep normal body regulation going strong!
Disclaimer: Although not a medical professional, the facts presented in this post come from credible online sources.