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Magnesium, Why it Matters

July 23, 2018 2 min read

Magnesium, Why it Matters

If you’re focused on living a healthy life and making sure your body gets the nutrients it needs, magnesium shouldn’t be left out. Magnesium is essential to keeping your body running well - it helps maintain blood pressure and sugar levels, as well as regulating nerve and muscle function and making DNA, protein, and bone.  Unfortunately most people living in the United States do not getting enough magnesium. The amount you need depends upon your age and gender, but older men and teen girls are particularly vulnerable to magnesium deficiency.

The Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

Fatigue is the most common side effect of magnesium deficiency, and because so many of us are exhausted so often, it is often not detected. Because magnesium produces and transports energy, it is crucial that you get enough.

Muscle cramps and what are commonly called “Charlie Horses,” can be incredibly painful, and can be caused by magnesium deficiency. Dehydration can also be a cause, so every muscle cramp isn’t due to a lack of magnesium, but if you hydrate well and still cramp, magnesium could be the issue.

Arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat, can be caused by a lack of magnesium because the nutrient is essential to heart health.Muscle contraction requires magnesium, and of course your heart is your most important muscle.

Getting Enough Magnesium
There are many other symptoms of magnesium deficiency you should keep watch for, including dizziness, nausea, numbness, and even personality changes, insomnia, and anxiety attacks. Diabetics in particular should watch for magnesium deficiency because the nutrient is significant in metabolizing sugar.

Now that we’ve given you all the reasons to worry, it is only fair that we also clarify that getting enough magnesium is not difficult. You can get magnesium through your diet by eating legumes, whole grains, leafy green veggies, nuts, milk, yogurt and fortified cereals. A way to ensure that you consistently get sufficient magnesium is to use a supplement. OurMultivitamin patch provides your body with the amount of vitamins, including magnesium, and other nutrients you need to live your healthiest life.

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