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The Many Miracles of Magnesium

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Magnesium deficiency is one of the most common nutritional problems in the industrialized world today due to the heavy processing that occurs, creating foods with very low magnesium levels. If you suffer a magnesium deficiency, your body is experiencing stress – whether you are aware of it or not.

Magnesium is an essential player in over 300 biochemical reactions. Imagine that you were going to watch a baseball game and the pitcher didn’t show up and there were no alternates. The game could not be played. For just about every single cell in your body, magnesium is a key player – essential to get the job done. Magnesium deficiencies are as common as they are overlooked. A deficiency affects all of you, every cell of you, yet you may have no idea.

The reason magnesium deficiencies are so sneaky is because if you have a mild deficiency you may just feel sluggish or get a headache once in a while or have a little depression here and there or not sleep good one night. It doesn’t always show up the same way because the body is always remodeling, moving nutrients around to support the system that needs it most.

The RDA for magnesium is on average 400 mg daily, more or less for larger and smaller individuals. The average American diet provides much less than this averaging less than 210 mg daily. This deficiency creates unnecessary health symptoms and risks as it is such an easy thing to fix. Because magnesium affects so many cells, it is often missed as a potential cause to symptoms or disease processes.

Below is a list of the common symptoms and conditions that can occur with magnesium deficiencies:

* Aggressive behavior
* Anxiety
* Constipation
* Depression
* Diabetes
* Diarrhea
* Fatigue
* Heart arrhythmias
* Heart disease
* Hyperactivity
* Hypertension
* Insomnia
* Insulin resistance
* Irritability
* Joint pain
* Loose skin
* Loss of focus
* Loss of appetite
* Memory loss
* Metabolic syndrome
* Migraines
* Muscle pain
* Muscle spasms
* Muscle twitching
* Muscle weakness
* Nausea
* Osteoporosis

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