Severe magnesium deficiencies are rare in developed countries, but subtle magnesium deficiencies could actually be quite common…just not well defined.
What Is Magnesium?
Magnesium is one of the most common minerals in your body. It has HUNDREDS of functions, including:
- Supporting Heart Health (aids potassium absorption and may help lower blood pressure and reduce other heart heath risks).
- Immune System Support
- Bone Strength (aids with calcium absorption)
- Supports Muscle and Nerve Function
- Supports Healthy Blood Sugar Levels/Insulin Production
- Supports Metabolism
- Supports Enzymatic Functions
New studies are exploring magnesium’s potential usefulness in fighting diabetes and supporting heart health, and initial research shows that it may have a lot of potential in fighting disease.
What About Magnesium Deficiency?
Magnesium comes from whole food sources like dark greens and whole grains, but is just about absent in processed foods. Less than half of magnesium from the diet is absorbed, and the risk of magnesium deficiency has been shown to increase with age!
The body can also have trouble absorbing magnesium if the gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract) has trouble, ranging from chronic inflammation to a simple bout of stomach flu. Medications can also interfere with Magnesium absorption, including antibiotics. Alcohol is another factor in poor magnesium absorption.
Magnesium deficiency isn’t about not having enough magnesium to function passably…that’s why most people don’t know they have it. Your body needs to have magnesium stored so that it functions evenly…for example, there is only a small amount of magnesium in the blood, but it’s critical that there be a consistent amount.
Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include low levels of calcium in the blood, fatigue, depression, insomnia, muscle twitching/pain, change in appetite, and reduced brain function. (Severe magnesium deficiency causes painful cramps, GI issues, and a host of other severe complications).
Can You Have Too Much Magnesium?
Generally, your body naturally expels magnesium, but you can always have too much of a good thing…if you think you are at risk of magnesium deficiency, you should consult a doctor who can monitor your magnesium levels.
Taking a lot of antacids or laxatives, which also contain a form of magnesium (magnesium glycinate-your body can’t use this for the hundreds of processes magnesium plays a critical role in), may also overwhelm your body.
About Mag Plus Complete
Mag Plus Complete is a magnesium supplement that delivers magnesium to the GI Tract in the most easily digestible form, aiding those with weaker absorption.
Complete with enzyme cofactors zinc, copper, and B Vitamins, Mag Plus Complete is meant to support overall health by supplementing magnesium stores in the body and supplying minerals involved with some of magnesium’s many functions.
Having more magnesium can also help soften stool, so the amount of Mag Plus Complete taken can be adjusted to your preference.
Has anyone solved a health problem doctor’s couldn’t find a cause for (depression, fatigue, muscle pain) with magnesium?