Magnesium deficiency: What you need to know to avoid chronic disease
(NaturalHealth365) Did you know that magnesium is the second most abundant mineral in the human body? (Calcium is first) This essential mineral assists with more than 300 biochemical processes. Yet, sadly, millions of people suffer with a magnesium deficiency and don’t even know it.
Magnesium is indispensable to all bodily processes. Because of this, a magnesium deficiency is highly dangerous to overall health. So, you may be wondering, why is this issue often overlooked? Consider this: Just 1 percent of magnesium is stored in the body’s blood supply. Therefore, a deficiency is often hard to detect through traditional lab testing.
Discover the signs and symptoms of a magnesium deficiency
Magnesium deficiency comes with specific ‘mysterious’ and dangerous symptoms linked with chronic disease. The first stage is feeling chronically tired and lethargic – physically, mentally and emotionally. Another common sign is insomnia. There can also be muscle spasms, nerve twitches and headaches. Emotional symptoms such as anxiety and premenstrual irritability can also occur, as well as frequent urination, extreme thirst and hunger, and blurred vision.
If magnesium deficiency continues, the body will have no reserves of this key nutrient in storage to deal with stress, whether it be mental, emotional, physical or environmental. At its most severe stages, magnesium deficiency can start to affect the heart, which contains the highest levels of magnesium in the entire body. When the tissues in the heart are affected, heart health is inevitably impacted. There can be heart palpitations, angina and even a heart attack.
Magnesium therapies can boost heart health and heal chronic disease
Dr. Carolyn Dean was treating a woman in her 80s who was looking for an alternative to a pacemaker for her heart issues. She was given a liquid magnesium therapy and has been arrhythmia-free ever since.
In addition to driving energy within the cells, maintaining proper nerve and muscle functioning and keeping heart rhythms regular, magnesium also helps with ensuring strong bones and supporting immune system functioning. This mineral is critical in maintaining electrical stability in the cells. Without enough magnesium, any number of health problems may occur.
Unfortunately, since magnesium deficiency is often overlooked, countless people suffer needlessly due to inaccurate diagnoses and ineffective treatments that never address the core issue.
Are you getting optimal amounts of magnesium?
The good news is that correcting a magnesium deficiency can effectively relieve the symptoms of many types of chronic disease. In reality, the body responds quickly to magnesium supplementation.
It should be noted that magnesium oxide, one of the least expensive forms, is poorly absorbed by the body. Magnesium citrate is a superior choice.
Obviously, if dealing with a serious health issue, it’s always best to work with a qualified, medical professional to help guide you toward optimal health. Our best advice is to find a practitioner that appreciates the power of nutrition to heal the body.
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