It is estimated that at least half of the people in America do not meet their minimal recommended magnesium intake. Magnesium is an essential mineral for health, and is required for hundreds of anti-aging reactions. Interesting enough, there are many suffering from the following symptoms:
- elevated blood pressure
- elevated blood sugar levels
- muscle cramps
- wheezing (asthma)
- heart arrhythmias
Adequate magnesium intake has also been shown to lower your risk for a stroke.
How do I get enough magnesium?
It is recommended that you consume at least 400 mg daily. You can get it from food and also supplementation. With busy schedules it may be easier to supplement.
Foods rich in magnesium include nuts and seeds, beans, whole grains and leafy green vegetables. Some examples are: Pumpkin and squash seeds have 151 mg in a 1 oz serving. Brazil nuts 1 oz. 107 mg. Oat or wheat bran 1 oz. 103 mg.
If you want to supplement, a good magnesium is important. Standard Process has a great product. You can get it at our office.
One word of caution, is that calcium blocks magnesium absorption. So if you are taking calcium you will need to take a 2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call or come in to our office.
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