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Magnesium: The Missing Nutrient

Did you know that magnesium is required for 300 processes of the body and that a magnesium deficiency has been linked to every major disease?

Magnesium is an essential alkaline mineral needed by every organ in the body including your heart, muscles, and kidneys. There are over 200 published clinical studies documenting the need for magnesium, and 68% of Americans are magnesium-deficient. For every molecule of sugar you consume, it takes 54 molecules of magnesium to process it.

What Magnesium Does for the Body

  • Activates enzymes
  • Contributes to energy production
  • Helps regulate nutrients levels
  • Helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function
  • Keeps heart rhythm steady
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Keeps teeth and bones strong
  • Helps regulate blood sugar levels
  • Promotes normal blood pressure

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

  • Muscle tension, muscle soreness, back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint tightness (TMJ)
  • Constipation, urinary spasms, menstrual cramps
  • Difficulty swallowing or a lump in the throat (especially provoked by eating sugar)
  • Photophobia or sensitivity to loud noises
  • Insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity and restlessness with constant movement, panic attacks, agoraphobia, premenstrual irritability
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Chest tightness, heart palpitations, heart arrhythmias, high blood pressure
  • Salt cravings
  • Carbohydrate cravings or intolerance
  • Breast tenderness

Causes of Magnesium Depletion

  • High consumption of fats, proteins, sodium, carbohydrates and/or calcium
  • Environmental pollutants in air, soil and water
  • Mental, physical and emotional stress
  • Many prescription drugs
  • Consumption of coffee, sugar, alcohol, colas and tobacco
  • High perspiration
  • Low thyroid
  • Chronic pain
  • Diuretics

How to Increase Magnesium Intake

You can increase your magnesium intake by including more whole grains, nuts, and green leafy vegetables into your every day diet. Another easy way to make sure you get enough of this essential mineral is to use an Inline Magnesium Remineralizer filter. This will automatically add magnesium powder to your drinking water, so that you don’t have to worry about it. If used along with a water ionizer, the magnesium will be made bioavailable (more easily absorbed by your body).

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