Why should I take care of my Magnesium intake?

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Magnesium is an element and mineral found throughout nature. In the body, it is the fourth most abundant mineral and is absolutely crucial to many aspects of health.

Considering all of the important roles that magnesium plays in the body and the fact that a magnesium deficiency is one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in adults with an estimated 80 percent being deficient in this vital mineral, it’s a good idea to consider taking magnesium supplements regularly and eating magnesium rich foods.

A magnesium deficiency can cause significant symptoms. Some of the most prominent include:

  • hypertension and cardiovascular disease
  • kidney and liver damage
  • peroxynitrite damage that can lead to migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma or Alzheimer’s disease
  • nutrient deficiencies, including vitamin K, vitamin B1, calcium and potassium
  • restless leg syndrome
  • worsened PMS symptoms
  • behavioral disorders and mood swings
  • insomnia and trouble sleeping
  • osteoporosis
  • recurrent bacterial or fungal infections due to low levels of nitric oxide or a depressed immune system
  • tooth cavities
  • muscle weakness and cramps
  • impotence
  • eclampsia and preeclampsia
If you experience those symptoms you should talk to your naturopath to find the right supplement for you and start eating Magnesium rich foods, such as : spinach, swiss chard, dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, almonds, beans, avocado, yoghurt, kefir and bananas.
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