There’s no way around it! We are all deficient in Magnesium. If you don’t think you are, think again! Most people, including doctors, don’t even realize that minor health complaints to more severe health problems all correlate to a magnesium deficiency. PMS, gut issues, muscle aches and pains, neurodegenerative diseases, PCOS, adrenal fatigue, anxiety and depression, and the list goes on are all correlated to MAGNESIUM!
Alright, so let me explain. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and its responsible for over THREE HUNDRED chemical reactions necessary for carrying out nerve impulses, detoxification in the liver, and building healthy teeth and bones.
Along with being a mineral, it is also an electrolyte. Which makes it even more important. Without electrolytes, our bodies have a hard time keeping optimal PH levels, muscles can’t contact, and brain and nerve signals have a hard time firing. Are you starting to get the idea of how important magnesium is?
The moment we start becoming deficient is when we slowly begin to die. Our bodies begin degrading with aches and pains, memory loss etc.
As I said, everyone has some signs of magnesium deficiency.
Symptoms range from:
- High blood pressure
- Behavioral disturbances
- Impaired memory/thinking
- Sleep disturbances
- Muscle cramps
- Chronic back pain
- Muscular pain
- Brain fog
- Anxiety disorders such as OCD
[su_quote cite=”Dr.Carolyn Jean”]Aging itself is a risk factor for magnesium deficiency; as we get older we become more deficient in magnesium and therefore require more in our diet and in supplement form[/su_quote]
Lack of Magnesium Linked to Chronic health problems
These health problems have an association with low levels of magnesium.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Anxiety and Stress
- Sudden Death in patients with Congestive Heart Failure
- Adernal Fatigue
- Kidney Stones
How Come we are deficient in the first place?
1.Our soil is compromised and depleted of magnesium. No soil nutrients = no plant nutrients
2. Modern-day lifestyles lead us to chronic stress which depletes magnesium.
3. The drugs the doctors prescribe further depletes our magnesium stores.
“Unfortunately, the standard blood test cannot detect magnesium deficiency, and a normal reading might mislead both you and your healthcare practitioner. Magnesium deficiency is common and approximately two-thirds of Americans have been found to not consume enough magnesium.
One way to know if you might be deficient in magnesium is to try taking a supplement and see how you feel.”
What can you do?
Eat magnesium-rich food grown in organic soil.
|Almonds, dry roasted, 1 ounce||80||20|
|Spinach, boiled, ½ cup||78||20|
|Cashews, dry roasted, 1 ounce||74||19|
|Peanuts, oil roasted, ¼ cup||63||16|
|Cereal, shredded wheat, 2 large biscuits||61||15|
|Soymilk, plain or vanilla, 1 cup||61||15|
|Black beans, cooked, ½ cup||60||15|
|Edamame, shelled, cooked, ½ cup||50||13|
|Peanut butter, smooth, 2 tablespoons||49||12|
|Bread, whole wheat, 2 slices||46||12|
|Avocado, cubed, 1 cup||44||11|
|Potato, baked with skin, 3.5 ounces||43||11|
|Rice, brown, cooked, ½ cup||42||11|
|Yogurt, plain, low fat, 8 ounces||42||11|
|Breakfast cereals, fortified with 10% of the DV for magnesium||40||10|
|Oatmeal, instant, 1 packet||36||9|
|Kidney beans, canned, ½ cup||35||9|
|Banana, 1 medium||32||8|
|Salmon, Atlantic, farmed, cooked, 3 ounces||26||7|
|Milk, 1 cup||24–27||6–7|
|Halibut, cooked, 3 ounces||24||6|
|Raisins, ½ cup||23||6|
|Chicken breast, roasted, 3 ounces||22||6|
|Beef, ground, 90% lean, pan broiled, 3 ounces||20||5|
|Broccoli, chopped and cooked, ½ cup||12||3|
|Rice, white, cooked, ½ cup||10||3|
|Apple, 1 medium||9||2|
|Carrot, raw, 1 medium||7||2|
Supplementing is the easiest most available way.
|Birth to 6 months||30 mg*||30 mg*|
|7–12 months||75 mg*||75 mg*|
|1–3 years||80 mg||80 mg|
|4–8 years||130 mg||130 mg|
|9–13 years||240 mg||240 mg|
|14–18 years||410 mg||360 mg||400 mg||360 mg|
|19–30 years||400 mg||310 mg||350 mg||310 mg|
|31–50 years||420 mg||320 mg||360 mg||320 mg|
|51+ years||420 mg||320 mg|
Take a bath with Epsom salts to let the minerals absorb into your skin.
Apply magnesium oil to your skin! Especially the soles of your feet.
Use a magnesium lotion.
- Organic Olivia. “Must Read: Why We’re ALL Deficient in Magnesium The Many Signs.” Organic Olivia, 21 Sept. 2017, https://www.organicolivia.com/2014/12/must-read-why-were-all-deficient-in-magnesium-the-many-signs/.
- “Office of Dietary Supplements – Magnesium.” NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/.
- Briden, Lara. “Magnesium and the Menstrual Cycle.” Clue, Clue, 7 Mar. 2018, https://helloclue.com/articles/cycle-a-z/magnesium-and-the-menstrual-cycle.