Magnesium is an important mineral that serves innumerable functions in the body. Here are just a handful of its most important tasks:
Aids in brain and nervous system function
Impacts bone density and strength
Increases muscle mass and repairs muscle
Transforms food protein into energy
Helps the body relax and promotes healthy sleep cycles
Helps produce and repair DNA and RNA
May help with depression and anxiety symptoms
Regulates blood sugar, helping to prevent diabetes
Anti-inflammatory and strengthens heart
May help prevent migraines or reduce their severity
May help with PMS symptoms
It’s estimated that 55 to 70 percent of Americans and Europeans do not get enough magnesium from their diet. The most common signs of magnesium deficiency are a general lack of energy and trouble sleeping - signs of more serious magnesium deficiency are loss of appetite and nausea/vomiting. Foods rich in magnesium include leafy greens, spinach, avocado, salmon, dark chocolate, tofu, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, almonds, cashews, black beans, edamame, peanut butter, brown rice, halibut, soy milk, whole wheat bread and fortified breakfast cereals.
The standard daily recommendation for magnesium is 400-420mg for men and 310-320mg for women. To ensure your body is getting enough, it’s a good idea to take a supplement in addition to eating healthy, magnesium-rich foods. Visit our online store at https://www.eohinfo.com/store to browse all of our supplements including magnesium.
If you’re struggling with lethargy or sleep problems, it could be a sign of a magnesium (or other) deficiency. We are always happy to schedule an appointment for you to talk through your concerns and make sure your body is getting the nutrition it needs to keep you healthy.