Magnesium is a very popular vitamin, and many of you take it, but periodically check your magnesium levels to confirm that you need an extra supplement. Up to 75% of Americans may be magnesium deficient, but it’s good to know if you are one of them.
Too much magnesium can cause nausea, stomach cramps, or diarrhea.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for bones and muscles, and is also important for your heart, brain and nervous system, It assists in producing antioxidants to support your immune system, helps relax you, prevents constipation, and assists hundreds of enzymes that regulate your body.
Magnesium is important to:
- fall asleep;
- relieve anxiety;
- protect your heart;
- relieve asthma;
- reduce high blood pressure;
- improve digestion;
- alleviate constipation;
- protect against diabetes and balances blood sugar;
- support bone health.
Magnesium helps your body make protein, bone, and DNA.
Foods With Magnesium
Supplements are great, but it is always good to get your vitamins through eating good food. Here are some foods rich in magnesium:
- leafy green vegetables;
- whole grains;
- Swiss chard;
- potato skins;
- Black-eyed peas (cooked)
- tempeh (cooked);
- soy nuts;
- cooked beans (black, lima, navy, pinto, chickpeas);
- nut butter.
So, magnesium proves to be a very useful and important nutrient, but get a hair analysis to find out if you need an extra supplement.
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.
Before taking vitamins, consult your doctor; pre-existing medical conditions or medications you are taking can affect how your body responds to multivitamins.
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