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February 26, 2014 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Magnesium is an essential mineral

Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the human body and is essential to good health. It is critical in over 350 essential biochemical reactions in the body including digestion, energy production, muscle function, bone formation, creation of new cells, activation of B vitamins, relaxation of muscles, and also assists in the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, adrenals, brain and nervous system.

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body—it can be found in human bones, teeth and red blood cells, and activates more enzyme systems than both Iron and Zinc combined.

Deficiency symptoms:

Most magnesium is stored in the tissues, so leg cramps, foot pain or muscle ‘twitches’ are usually the first signs. Insomnia, migraine headaches are also very common magnesium deficiency symptoms. And if ignored, some of the other more serious symptoms of Magnesium deficiency (mentioned below) can develop.

  • Low Energy
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • PMS and hormonal imbalances
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle tension/cramps/spasms
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Headaches
  • Nervousness and Anxiety
  • Magnesium deficiency not only exists but is common
  • Chronic deficiency can produce long-term damage and can be fatal

Sources:

Green vegetables, legumes, buckwheat, baking chocolate, cottonseed, tea, tofu, soybean flour, almonds, cashews, pine nuts and whole wheat.

November 25, 2011 at 11:18 am 2 comments


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