Almost half of the U.S population is deficient in magnesium according to the USDA.
This is a bad sign since magnesium is of high importance for our body because it is responsible for more than 300 metabolic processes and is required by every single cell in the body.
Being under constant stress, our body uses nutrients to deal with it. Therefore, our body simply uses way more magnesium than we consume through different foods. The daily recommended dose for this modern age is between 500 and 1000mg.
If you fail to meet this recommendation, you might experience some magnesium deficiency signs like insomnia, osteoporosis, unstable sugar levels, facial twitches, blood clots or various heart diseases, migraines, leg cramps, anxiety and depression. Magnesium deficiency in the brain might even lead to Parkinson’s disease. A regular consumption can help in patients with Alzheimer’s.
Magnesium deficiency has also been linked with type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases like metabolic syndrome. This is because the body releases more insulin when in a lack of magnesium and the glucose goes directly into the cells and causes inflammation.
In order to avoid all of these complications, it is important to include magnesium in your diet. To satisfy the daily dose, incorporate dark chocolate, avocados, whole grains, nuts, fish, spinach, kale and legumes in your diet. If you want, you can also take supplements but don’t cheap out on these. Make sure the supplements also contain vitamin B6 because it helps the magnesium to be absorbed directly in the cells.
Other important cofactors they should include are Malate, Orotate, Glycinate and Taurinate. Their absorption in the body is easy and they also improve the function of organs in the body.
Here are their benefits:
Malate (for the muscles)
- Provides more energy for the body
- Mitigate muscle fatigue
- Improves digestion
- Helps in case of PMS and headache
- Treats fibromyalgia
Glycinate(for the mind)
- Treats depression and numbness
- Enhances mental clarity
- Relaxed the mind
- Treats long-term deficiencies
- Treats hysteria, insomnia, anxiety, irritability and helps with concentration
- Reduces laxative effects
Taurinate(for the heart)
- Prevents migraines
- Helps the function of the heart
- Controls arrhythmia and heart palpitations;
Orotate(for the body)
- Improves performance
- Stimulates the formation of DNA
- Promotes heart health