Magnesium deficiencies in humans were first described in Medical Literature back in 1934. Since then, I believe we have been on a downward slide. 57% of Americans do not meet the US RDA for Magnesium intake. Recent studies have shown that 70-80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Why is this such a big concern? The National Institute of Health (NIH), lists magnesium as necessary for more than 300 biochemical processes in the body.
This vital mineral helps to produce energy within the cells. This mineral is closely related to calcium. Calcium causes the muscles to contract, while magnesium relaxes them. Magnesium helps relieve cramping and spasms and relieves colic and spastic intestinal conditions. It also helps prevent heart attacks. Combining magnesium and vitamin B6 can help relieve most PMS symptoms. It can also dissolve calcium oxalate renal stones.
Be careful with calcium supplements. Magnesium deficiency can be caused by excessive calcium intake. This is the same issue as with magnesium deficiency. We have already discussed how your body can become too acidic. Magnesium and potassium are the first minerals that can be lost when the body is too acidic. Keep in mind that we want our bodies to be within the 7.3 ph range of the ph scale. We are more susceptible to illness and other serious problems if we fall below this number.
The body can be deficient in magnesium by taking diuretics, alcohol, diarrhea, fluoride and vitamin D. How can I tell if I’m Magnesium deficient? Chances are, you are. Your doctor can tell you by giving you a standard blood test for magnesium. There are many conditions that could be caused by magnesium deficiency. I will list some here.
Abdominal pain and inflammation, Adrenals (exhaustion and weakness), and Burnout. Angina, Anxiety and Arthritis. Colon (spastic), Confusion. Cramps (leg, menstrual). This list goes on and on. Migraines can be accompanied by muscle tension or cramping. Anything that feels tight. Feelings of constipation, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, heart palpitations, and heart palpitations are all possible. Magnesium deficiency could be a factor.
Keep hydrated with water, alkaline water, and watch what you drink. In today’s world, soda is your worst enemy. Instead, drink a beer. It’s better for you. Too many people drink too many sodas per day. To combat the acidity of even two sodas, you need to drink plenty of water and alkaline water. To get your body back to normal pH levels, you would need to consume 800 ounces of Alkaline Water.
It’s no wonder that so many people get the flu and colds. The immune systems of the American Society are at an all time low. Yes, Magnesium and Iodine deficiency are epidemic levels in the USA. But what can we do about it? Nothing I can see in the Health Care Industry!
Today, Health Care is all about prescribing the right drug to treat your symptom. What caused your condition? Today, no one cares. A good general Vitamin and Mineral supplement program will do wonders to your health. It’s just like what your mechanic says. We all pay in the end one way or another. It’s the quality and happiness in life that I strive for in myself as well as my peers.