June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month - Magnesium

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month - Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in more than 300 reactions in the body including blood pressure regulation, muscle relaxation and nerve function. Most foods grown today are low in magnesium and along with decreased intake and poor absorption, about half of all Americans are deficient in magnesium. Because magnesium helps support so many reactions in the body, even a slight deficiency can have far-reaching effects.

Here are our recommendations:

OptiMag® Neuro contains magnesium L-threonate, a form of magnesium that is readily absorbed by the brain and central nervous system. This product improves memory, focus, and mental clarity but also helps a wide variety of other conditions, including Raynaud’s disease, menstrual cramps, ringing in the ears, and insomnia

Foods high in magnesium include leafy greens like Swiss chard, seeds such as pumpkin and sunflower seeds, beans, whole grains, dark chocolate, avocados and fish.

Reduce carbonated beverages, caffeinated beverages, sugar, and alcoholic beverages which can make magnesium either unavailable or can cause your body to excrete it rapidly through your kidneys.

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