Mighty Magnesium Helps You Meet Physical Demands

By Thom Underwood - April 23, 2020

Despite magnesium’s importance, many of us are likely deficient in it. According to World Health Organization statistics, as much as 75% of the U.S. adult population does not meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Recommended Daily Intake of 420 mg..which leaves roughly 80 percent of Americans deficient in magnesium!! (But in my opinion, is more like 90% based on working with clients over the last 4 years)

Of the many things that magnesium does in the body, here are a few of the more significant jobs for health and recovery. Magnesium . . .
helps blood vessels dilate, which maintains lower blood pressure and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood.
supports the circadian rhythm and stress-response systems in the body.

When these systems function properly you get better quality of sleep, which supports immunity and lowers stress, facilitates the movement of the bowels, relaxes muscles, and can help reduce soreness and cramps.

Food sources of magnesium include leafy vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, fruits, and whole grains. Because of the reduced quality of soil in which food is grown, there has been a decline in the magnesium content of food in recent years. A supplement can help ensure you are getting enough magnesium.

There are various types of magnesium supplements (pill, powder, liquid) and various forms (e.g., citrate, glycinate), each with different therapeutic benefits. A holistic physician can help you identify which form of magnesium is best, based on your current diet, health concerns, and lifestyle demands.


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