Are you magnesium deficient?

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10 fun facts on MAGNESIUM:

  1. Magnesium is critical for the synthesis of ATP (our energy!). (1)

  2. Magnesium deficiency can result in neuromuscular, cardiac, or nervous disorders. (1)

  3. Personality changes, including apathy, depression, agitation, confusion, anxiety, and delirium are observed when there is a deficiency of magnesium. (2)

  4. Poor nutrition, gastrointestinal and renal diseases, insulin resistance (aka: blood sugar dysregulation) and/or type 2 diabetes, alcoholism, stress, and certain medications may lead to magnesium deficiency. (2)

  5. Case histories are presented showing rapid recovery (less than 7 days) from major depression using 125-300 mg of magnesium (as glycinate and taurinate) with each meal and at bedtime. (3)

  6. The type of magnesium you use matters. When taking an epsom salt bath, opt for magnesium CHLORIDE, rather than sulfate. Magnesium chloride is more bioavailable. (4)

  7. Common physical signs of low magnesium include: anxiety, lethargy, impaired cognitive function, anorexia/loss of appetite, and muscle cramps. (5, 6, 7)

  8. It is involved in 300+ enzymatic systems in the body. (8)

  9. Because of magnesium's many functions within the body, it plays a major role in disease prevention and overall health. (9)

  10. Not all magnesium forms are the same. (10)

(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26404370

(2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27910808

(3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16542786

(4) https://www.ancient-minerals.com/magnesium-chloride/

(5) https://epdf.pub/handbook-of-minerals-as-nutritional-supplements2c6dcc4347a7cd9124f6390a21346e1d87410.html

(6) https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/423568_1

(7) https://download.e-bookshelf.de/download/0000/0076/02/L-G-0000007602-0002336271.pdf

(8) https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/423568_1

(9) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23674807

(10) https://epdf.pub/handbook-of-minerals-as-nutritional-supplements2c6dcc4347a7cd9124f6390a21346e1d87410.html