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Thursday, September 28 2017

Is Your Body Getting Enough Magnesium?

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is your body getting enough magnesium

You most likely will see Magnesium listed on the back of your daily multivitamin supplement.  The question though is if your body is getting the amount it needs.

Magnesium is an essential macro-mineral that plays a very important role in many of our body’s functions.  Unlike trace minerals, macro-minerals are needed in large amounts.  Magnesium plays a part in hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body.  It maintains normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, regulates the heart’s function, and supports the production of energy.

Since magnesium aids in so many crucial functions of the body, it is very important that we regularly replenish our levels to prevent symptoms that can occur from a magnesium deficiency….and most likely, just taking your daily multivitamin is not going to cut it.  It is estimated that roughly 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium.  Right now you may be asking yourself if YOU are getting enough….

Some symptoms that are a sign of a deficiency are:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Muscle weakness and/or spasms
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Migraine headaches

Factors that can affect your magnesium levels are:

  • Excessive caffeine and sugar intake
  • Menopause
  • Certain prescription medications and antibiotics
  • An unhealthy digestive system

Often, a magnesium deficiency goes overlooked and is rarely tested.  Most blood tests give inaccurate readings because most magnesium is located inside cells or in the bones. 

Ways to increase your magnesium intake:

  • Eating nutrient rich foods such as spinach, broccoli, almonds, banana and avocados
  • Taking an oral supplement
  • Regular vitamin iv therapy
  • Epsom salt baths

Are you low on magnesium?

We offer comprehensive nutrient analysis measuring functional nutrient deficiencies at the cellular level.  The information obtained from this elaborate testing can be the first step in helping one figure out their nutrient deficiencies. It is an objective guide to know exactly what is going on in your cells and what types of food and supplements you should be taking. It takes the guess work out of the amount and type of supplements you need to be taking.

We also offer several IV therapy options with magnesium to efficiently boost your magnesium levels to get your cells working right again.

Give us a call to learn more.  480-771-7771.


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