A recent study concluded that 57% of Americans are Magnesium Deficient because they do not get enough magnesium in their diets. Although this may sound cliché, an easy natural fix would radically impact your health. Magnesium has played a major role in reversing certain illnesses, and that’s the reason why we recommend adding this supplement to your diet.
Why is Magnesium important?
Magnesium plays many crucial and critical roles in the body, such as supporting muscle and nerve function. Chronically low levels may have an adverse effect on blood pressure, increase the risk of heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Some common medications which may lead to or increase magnesium loss:
- Furosemide, dulse
- Proton pump inhibitors
- Diuretics line Hydrochlorothiazide
Here are some common signs of Magnesium Deficiency:
- General anxiety
- Dysmenorrhea (painful menses)
- Sleep disorders
- Muscle spasms
- Pregnancy complications – miscarriage
- Premature labor, Eclampsia
- Resistance to vitamin D
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
….to name a few.
There is also the increased risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Magnesium and vitamin D:
Magnesium deficiency may be an overlooked cause to vitamin D deficiency. Magnesium is needed for several steps in the metabolism of Vitamin D.
Therefore, remember to include foods rich in Magnesium in your daily diet. These include Dulse, Kelp, molasses, Brazil nuts, Pumpkin seeds, Almonds, Wheat germ, and Pecans.
Eating a diverse diet filled with fresh organic vegetables, fruits, nuts, grass-fed meats, and wild caught fish, will increase your odds of meeting and exceeding your daily nutrient requirements, and as a result you will enjoy vitality and optimal health.
At Red Lotus Wellness Center, Dr. Y. K. Scarlett, implements a wholistic approach to help you recover or stay healthy.