The Marvels of Magnesium

   Americans are woefully deficient in magnesium, a mineral which has been shown to be vital for protection against conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. The reality is that getting enough magnesium is easy, but it makes a huge difference in your health.

   Research shows that 75 percent of those living in the West don’t consume sufficient levels of magnesium.  That is a massive deficiency.  Why does this matter? Magnesium, along with calcium, iron, phosphorous, potassium and zinc, is a crucial macro mineral necessary for optimal health. This means that we need at least 100 mg per day to remain healthy.  With the research showing that three out of four are deficient in magnesium.  It’s no wonder Americans are among the world’s sickest people.

   Magnesium is among the most abundant elements in the human body, where its ions are essential to living cells. It is a cofactor in the manipulation of compounds like adenosine triphosphate (ATP, the “universal energy molecule”), deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA), which are essential. In fact, magnesium ions are necessary for HUNDREDS of enzymes to function properly and help normalize hyperactive nerve function and vasoconstriction (spasm of blood vessels).

   According to Cornell University’s Lawrence Resnicj, M.D., “A link between magnesium, diabetes and hy ...

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