This naturally occurring mineral is extremely important to many systems in the body, especially the muscles and nerves.
What does it do? All of these amazing things and more...
Energy creation: Helps convert food into energy.
Protein formation: Helps create new proteins from amino acids.
Gene maintenance: Helps create and repair DNA and RNA.
Muscle movements: Is part of the contraction and relaxation of muscles, helping with cramps and constipation.
Nervous system regulation: Helps regulate neurotransmitters, which send messages throughout your brain and nervous system.
Those with Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, and Depression can also benefit from higher levels of Magnesium.
What makes us lose magnesium? Unfortunately, a lot of everyday things...
Drinking caffeinated, carbonated and/or alcoholic drinks
If you've recently undergone surgery
If you tend to eat a lot of sugar
If you take calcium supplements
Simply getting older
How can you know if you need more? If you are experiencing any of these symptoms...
Decreased energy levels
High blood pressure
How much do you need? Most of us only get about 50% of our daily recommended dose and we need more! Here is the recommended daily intake:
19 to 30 years (Female): 320mg
31 and Over (Female): 310mg
Pregnant: 350mg to 400mg
Males: 400 to 420mg
Where can you get Magnesium? Any of these foods and more...
We also have Magnesium supplements in our office, if you prefer the take it in pill or powder form.
Magnesium... An powerhouse mineral that has a MAJOR impact on our health and well-being. It's worth reviewing your own deficiency and intake. If you need help figuring this out, Dr. Nielson is your guy! Come on in and feel better sooner!