Magnesium deficiency in our bodies is one of the most under-recognized deficiencies compared to other nutrients. The mineral, widely available in our food supply and environment, seems to be causing serious concern.
USES OF MAGNESIUM IN THE BODY
- Magnesium plays an important role in energy production and storage, muscle contraction and maintenance of blood glucose levels.
- It has been established as a key nutrient, especially for individuals with a regular exercise regimen and athletes.
- The mineral is known to improve athletic performance as it increases glucose availability as well as lactase clearance in the muscles during exercise.
- Magnesium is also known to promote strength and cardio-respiratory function.
|Its role among athletes appears to be far more significant than realised and can have life-threatening consequences if overlooked.|
|Insomnia, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, irritability, hyper-excitability, decreased concentration and depression. Severe magnesium deficiency may cause low blood calcium and potassium levels, loss of appetite, nausea, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), even cardiac arrest and sudden death|
|Improving magnesium intake by consuming foods such as bananas, seeds, nuts, dark chocolates, coconut water, green leafy vegetables, avacados, legumes and whole grains.|