Magnesium is one of the most neglected minerals worldwide, but that’s a USA problem after all because up to 80% of the American population is deficient in this mineral. This fact is worrying as the health issues caused by deficiency can be quite noteworthy and can be worsened by many drug treatments.
Dr. Dean, the author of Death by Modern Medicine, The Magnesium Miracle and a person who has been writing for magnesium for more than 15 years, said: “What I want to convey today is the importance of magnesium, how you can get it, how you can know how much you require in your body, and the incredible benefits from using this simple mineral.”
Why is Magnesium so important?
Researches so far determined 3,751 magnesium-binding sites on human proteins, meaning that it has critical role in human health, and magnesium is not only here for your bones and heart as many people think, but he’s much more important.
Sad thing is that, people rarely think about magnesium when looking for a way to prevent chronic diseases. There are a few studies done on magnesium’s role in keeping the metabolism working optimally, specifically regarding glucose regulation and protection from the one of the most common problems in USA, type II diabetes.
Magnesium also prevents cancer and tumor, because in a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 100-mg increase in magnesium intake lowered the risk of the colorectal tumor by 13% and the risk of colorectal cancer by 12%.
Signs of Magnesium Deficiency
Because only 1% of magnesium is distributed in the blood, there isn’t any lab test that gives you an accurate reading of the status in the tissues. Yes, there is a RBC magnesium test but after all it seems like you are on your own, searching for symptoms.
Some of the most common signs include fatigue, weakness, headache, nausea, and loss of appetite. Chronic magnesium deficiency may exhibit much serious symptoms, such as the following:
- Personality changes
- Abnormal heart rhythms
- Coronary spasms
- Numbness and tingling
- Muscle contractions and cramps
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