“Magnesium has never achieved ‘nutritional superstar’ status, even though it’s the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.”
If you’re experiencing heart palpitations, panic attacks, depression, muscle cramps, insomnia, high blood pressure and even migraines, there’s a good chance that magnesium deficiency is the culprit.
We often read about the importance of Calcium and Vitamin D, but for some reason Magnesium has never achieved “nutritional superstar” status, even though it’s the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body ranging from energy production to cholesterol control. According to the website of the National Institute of Health, Magnesium…
- keeps heart rhythm steady
- supports a healthy immune system
- keeps bones strong
- regulates blood sugar levels
- promotes normal blood pressure
Wellness coach Morley Robbins lists 10 important facts to know about Magnesium in his article, “The Super Powerful Mineral You’re Not Getting Enough Of”
At the Better Nutrition website, Dr. Carolyn Dean, M.D. N.D., the leading authority on magnesium, lists 27 conditions that may be caused by magnesium deficiency. (Click HERE to share this factoid with your Twitter followers.) Do any of them look familiar to you? Consider buying a copy of her landmark book, The Magnesium Miracle for more in-depth reading.
By the way, all this reading convinced me about the importance of a daily dose of magnesium through foods and a supplement. So now, just before bedtime, I mix two teaspoons of Natural Vitality’s Natural Calm powder, which contains 350 mg of pH-balanced magnesium, with warm water to make a relaxing “magnesium tea.” I’ve found that it has reduced the frequency of night time leg cramps and it has definitely helped me sleep better. (You can buy it at Whole Foods and Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy. Buy it flavored, not natural, which doesn’t taste so great.)