Foundational Supplements - Magnesium
Magnesium is involved in almost all the body’s major cellular metabolic and biochemical processes. As much as 75% of the U.S. adult population does not meet the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for magnesium (400mg) according to the World Health Organization.
How do I know if I’m deficient? Only 1% of the body’s magnesium is in the bloodstream and therefore simple serum tests for magnesium are inefficient. Testing the storage form of magnesium can be done through the Micronutrients Test.
Why is magnesium important?
Vitamin D cannot be metabolized properly without magnesium.
Magnesium is involved in regulating blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels.
Magnesium is essential for bone health and osteoporosis prevention.
The healthy maintenance of muscles, including the heart, requires magnesium.
Insufficient magnesium levels may play a role in type II diabetes, headaches, poor sleep, anxiety, poor memory and cognitive function, and PMS.
Ways to increase magnesium:
Foods - Dark leafy greens, legumes (beans and lentils), nuts, and whole grains