In the last blog post (in case you missed it, read part 1).
I introduced you to the real danger of magnesium deficiency and how it could affect you or your loved ones.
And without you even noticing.
Let me tell you a story about one of my colleagues at my previous workplace.
To keep things nice and easy, let's just call him Sleepy Todd. As the name suggests, this guy was always dull and lifeless. He wasn't looking like an undead or anything, but he just couldn't seem to get his thoughts together and focus on work. It seemed like someone or something was sucking the life out of him… day by day.
When he felt drained, which happened in hourly periods, he just went to the coffee machine to get himself an espresso. He slurped his 6th coffee that day.
However he still seemed, and possibly, felt like a sloth. I mean, damn, after your 6th cup of a caffeine dose, you should feel at least a bit more energetic than that.
Now, what happened here was that Sleepy Todd was trying to offset his severe magnesium deficiency with LOADS of coffee.
Which eventually turned into a caffeine addiction. But that's not the point here...
See what the lack of magnesium can do to your life?
The solution isn't to pour another cup of coffee. What you can do here is you can integrate foods rich in magnesium into your diet, OR...
You could choose supplements to get your healthy dose of magnesium every day.
Speaking of which…
Because I want you to get healthier and to make you happier with your life, I’ve included a little extra for you at the end of this blog post. You’ll like it!
Anyway, let's talk about the most common symptoms of this sly condition.
Remember, it can affect your quality of life and overall well-being in many ways. I'll cover 10 of them.
There are even more, however, but these are just the most common ones.
Here are the first 5. I will go over the final 5 in my next email.
1. Poor Memory
A 2010 study found that increased magnesium levels had a great impact on the study’s test subjects, rats - and their brains. The results were interesting to say the least.
Actually, the rats that received higher doses of magnesium had their short-term memory improved!
And it has an effect on your brain, too.
What causes this?
To keep it simple, excessively low magnesium levels weaken the communication between the neurons in your brain.
Increasing your intake of magnesium will improve your mental focus, so it might be a good idea to eat loads of foods with high magnesium content or pop some supplement pills several weeks before your exams, for example.
2. Stress and Depression
It's okay to feel stressed out. However, it's not okay if you're taking it too far.
Without the proper magnesium level in your body, you're much more susceptible to stress.
And it’s not just stress, but a much more complex and feared condition…
It's a proven fact that magnesium has an effect on the brain's biochemistry. It's also a fact that depression is practically a chemical imbalance in the brain. Studies have shown that intensive magnesium treatments can lead to a fast recovery from depression.
3. Constant Nausea
A bunch of illnesses and conditions could cause constant nausea, including magnesium deficiency.
So, if you start feeling this way for days, or even weeks, you should definitely consult with your doctor, who might also urge you to increase your magnesium intake dramatically.
It's known that people with chronic fatigue syndrome have to take magnesium supplements. It's especially relevant to our subject, that a study has shown that a high percentage of patients diagnosed with this condition were magnesium deficient.
But how is magnesium connected to muscle function?
The muscle cells in your body won't have the highest oxidative capacity (aka the ability to produce ATP - which is the biochemical way to store and use energy) without the proper level of magnesium.
The lack of magnesium can easily be the cause of your seemingly permanent fatigue. It’s time to treat it right.
5. Poor Heart Health, High Blood Pressure
As I've mentioned in my previous email, magnesium has an effect on cardiovascular health.
It’s a complex subject, however, because cardiovascular diseases are tied to many factors.
Having healthy levels of magnesium has a direct impact on cardiovascular health. So, if you're experiencing hypertension, there's a chance that your magnesium intake isn't right.
Increasing your magnesium intake is a good way of reducing the risks of cardiovascular diseases. Better late than never.
That's a lot of great information, isn't it? But that's enough for now. I will save the last 5 symptoms for my next blog post. Please keep on the lookout for it.
=> READ PART 3 of this blog post series now and see the final 5 symptoms.
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