Deficiency Most People Ignore (MUST READ!)
I’m writing this because I wish to expand your knowledge on a very serious matter. A matter that could easily affect your life. Right at this very moment.
I’m not here to waste your time, so let’s get to the point.
It’s a really sneaky condition, and like I said it's called magnesium deficiency.
And I want to help you to avoid it, because it can have a SERIOUS impact on your quality of life.
Speaking of which...
Did you know that studies have shown that almost 80% of the US population consumes less magnesium than recommended?
You see, many of us don't even reach the recommended daily amount of 310 to 320 milligrams (women) and 400 to 420 mg (men).
Almost 80%... That's a lot.
Maybe it’s worth a shot to check some common symptoms of magnesium deficiency yourself, including:
- High blood pressure or hypertension
- Depression and anxiety
- Low energy
- Sleep problems
And these are just a few of the common symptoms that magnesium deficiency can cause. And there are more. Therefore, if you're experiencing any of these, you should definitely read further...
But first, let's get to the basics!
Why Magnesium is Important
So, why is magnesium such a big deal?
It’s because magnesium is something that your body simply can't function without. I mean, how could it function without this essential mineral that is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in your body? Not to mention your body has around 25 grams of magnesium in it.
Do you see the importance of this mineral?
Why Most People Are Magnesium Deficient
And while it's present in popular foods such as nuts, cocoa, cereals and spinach, magnesium deficiency is still present today.
In an increasing number of people.
Well, there are 2 main factors that cause this phenomenon.
Reason #1 - The first one comes down to clean eating.
Sadly, processed foods barely contain any magnesium, so if you're living on mostly frozen pizzas or lasagna, your chance of having magnesium deficiency is higher than you imagine.
So please, for your own sake, try a healthier diet. You can't say that I haven't told you.
Reason #2 - Now for the second... It’s connected to our country’s depleted soil conditions. That means the plants that grow in our soil aren't as rich in important minerals as they once were, let’s say a hundred years ago.
This includes magnesium as well.
Back then, magnesium deficiency actually wasn’t this widespread.
So... Have you noticed any of those symptoms that I've mentioned before on yourself? If yes, you might need additional magnesium in the form of changes to your diet or with dietary supplements.
However, you should keep in mind that not all types of magnesium are equal.
Types of Magnesium
The 2 most common types of magnesium are magnesium oxide (which is mainly used in the cement industry) and magnesium sulfate (which is the main component for many laxatives).
These are only 4% bioavailable, so you better stay away from them, as they will do you little good.
Here at General Sciences, we use these 3 types of magnesium:
- Magnesium Taurinate
- Magnesium Glycinate
- Magnesium Malate
Let's see why these types of magnesium are the best for your health.
Magnesium Taurinate is considered among the best choices when it comes to supplements. It's not only easily absorbable, but it's also known to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Believe me, your heart will thank you for the daily intake of magnesium taurinate.
Its name comes from magnesium being bound with glycine, which is a non-essential amino acid.
It's one of the most absorbable and bioavailable types of magnesium out there. It's good for your body and it doesn't have a laxative effect.
Magnesium Malate is the combination of magnesium and malic acid. Malic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps to boost your energy levels.
It's a type of magnesium that’s nice to have in supplements, considering the well-known benefits of magnesium combined with the lesser known effects of malic acid.
Malic acid helps in the production of saliva, which helps in controlling oral bacteria. Plus, it's also used in cosmetics because it's good for your skin.
Let's summarize what you've learned today!
- You know why magnesium is essential for your body to function properly
- You know why magnesium deficiency is still an issue in modern times
- You know what are the best (and worst) types of magnesium for you to take
Stick with me, because in the next post (see link below) in this series I'll really dive into the 10 symptoms of magnesium deficiency, in more detail.
If you have read some of my blog mini-courses, you know that I practice a teaching technique called “chunking”. What that simply means is I do not want to overwhelm you with information overload. Instead, I share a little bit each time, and in this way our brain is better able to process and retain the information.
=> READ PART 2 of this blog post series now and see the first 5 symptoms.
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