How to increase magnesium intake

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how to increase magnesium intake

Now that we know the importance of magnesium in so many vital functions of the body, what are options for increasing magnesium intake?

Here are some great sources::

Topical magnesium (LifeFlo or Ancient Minerals brand). Applying magnesium directly on the skin is a fantastic (and economical!) way to support the body's magnesium levels since our food supply doesn't contain the levels that there were many years ago. This can also be applied to areas of the body with soreness or pain due to tightening of muscles. Personally, I struggled with back pain for 8 years due to scoliosis. Stress always made the pain worse and I had continuous chiropractic treatments which never solved the underlying issue. When I started applying magnesium oil directly on the area of pain consistently everyday, the pain reduced almost completely over the course of a couple months!

Some of the best food sources of magnesium include:

  • Leafy greens (1)

  • Nuts and Seeds (1)

  • Vegetables (1)

  • Cacao (2)

  • Salmon (2)

  • Avocado (3)


(1) http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=75

(2) Academy of Culinary Nutrition Program Course Notes

(3) https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/