Magnesium: The Multi-Tasker

Have you heard the news? Magnesium is one of the go-to minerals for SO many health concerns!

Trouble sleeping? Constipated? Sore muscles? Anxiety? Headaches?

Magnesium is an important mineral for several functions in our body. In the typical North American diet, we often see a lot of magnesium deficiencies and we are not really getting enough to reach the recommended dose. Why? Because, unfortunately, our soils are depleted in this beautiful mineral and our food just is not quite cutting it. It can often be a very quick fix for many symptoms and it is often overlooked with bloodwork and when it comes to treatment.
The body uses magnesium for most daily physiological functions, such as your heartbeat, hormone production and muscle movement. It is actually a cofactor in the production of close to 300 different enzymes that the body uses for daily functioning. It is also essential for the production of ATP (our body’s major storage form of energy). It is an extremely important cation in our soft tissues, and is the second most abundant one behind potassium!

As mentioned above there are SO MANY signs of a possible magnesium deficiency. Here is a list of several other conditions and symptoms that may be caused by a magnesium deficiency:

  1. Headaches
  2. Constipation
  3. Anxiety
  4. Restless Leg Syndrome
  5. Trouble Sleeping
  6. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  7. Sore muscles or muscle spasms
  8. PMS Symptoms (especially cramps)

Beware, taking too much magnesium can sometimes cause loose stools (A.K.A. diarrhea). The recommended dose is 250mg, but upwards of 500mg is often used in treatment!

If you are suffering from any of the above, magnesium might be the right choice for you! Book an appointment with me, or contact me to find out how to use this amazing mineral!

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