05 Jan Could You Be Magnesium Deficient?
This is the first part of a post that originally appeared on my dear friend Karen’s website, The Good Stuff Girl. Karen has moved on as a blogger and has allowed us to share some of her favorite tips and recipes. Have you suffered from magnesium deficiency? Have you tried the Myers Cocktail? I would love to hear your feedback in the comments section below!
I have been caught off guard many times with heart palpitations: I ask myself, “what just happened?” What made my heart go crazy fast? And then on top of that, why do I feel jittery or nervous all of the sudden? I have had a history with panic attacks, so I am hyper sensitive to all of the above. The one thing that I have learned first hand is that I seem to be magnesium deficient along with about 68% or more of other Americans.
So what is magnesium?
Magnesium is a mineral that is present in small amounts in the body. It is considered an electrolyte. Magnesium is involved with over 300 metabolic processes in our bodies, leading to the mineral being called the ‘master mineral’. According to NATURALNEWS.COM, magnesium plays a role in activating many enzymes in the body. It also plays a role in maintaining the electrical charges of cells, especially in the nerves and muscles, and in muscle contraction and relaxation. Further, this mineral is involved in cellular functions such as energy production, cellular replication, lipid synthesis and protein formation. It even contributes to bone formation, as it helps regulate calcium metabolism.
Most doctors and laboratories don’t even include magnesium status in routine blood tests. Thus, most doctors don’t know when their patients are deficient in magnesium, even though studies show that the majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium.
Because magnesium deficiency is largely overlooked, millions of Americans suffer needlessly or are having their symptoms treated with expensive drugs when they could be cured with magnesium supplementation.
Read here for more on the misdiagnosis of magnesium
Here are some of the signs of magnesium deficiency:
- Calcium deficiency
- Poor heart health
- Muscle cramps
- High blood pressure
- Type II diabetes
- Respiratory issues
- Potassium deficiency
- Difficulty swallowing
- Poor memory
Millions suffer daily from magnesium deficiency without even knowing it.
According to GreenMedInfo, few people are aware of the enormous role magnesium plays in our bodies. Magnesium is by far the most important mineral in the body. After oxygen, water, and basic food, magnesium may be the most important element needed by our bodies; vitally important, yet hardly known. It is more important than calcium, potassium or sodium and regulates all three of them.
Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood.
Read more here
Click here for the continuation – Magnesium Changed My Life
From Karen Shakelford, The Good Stuff Girl
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