Magnesium is a very important mineral used in hundreds of biochemical processes in the human body. This is why it is referred to as the master mineral.
Magnesium is an anti-inflammatory and is critical for proper muscle function. Adequate levels of magnesium promote healthy blood pressure, reduce insulin resistance, helps prevent plaque formation in the blood vessels and allows your body to maintain proper calcium levels. Magnesium is also very helpful in preventing migraine headaches. It also boosts exercise performance and fights depression.
Healthy adult men should consume 400-420 mg of Mg/day and healthy adult women need 300-310 mg/day. Eating foods containing Magnesium is essential. Foods high in Magnesium include avocados, nuts, legumes, dark chocolate and some fatty fish.
Some people are deficient in this mineral and may not know it. Common causes of Magnesium deficiency include high alcohol consumption, prescription medications, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), diabetes and leaky gut syndrome. Supplementation of Magnesium can be very beneficial to increase and maintain healthy levels of this mineral.
Do you think that Magnisium might be the missing piece in your puzzle? Ask Dr. Chad today if a suppliment would be the best choice for you.