You probably know that Vitamin C boosts the immune system and that calcium strengthens bones, but if you don’t know how important getting enough magnesium is to your health you may be missing out on some important health information.
As the 4th most abundant mineral in the body magnesium is responsible for over 300 biochemical processes including the regulation of calcium, potassium and sodium levels, protein synthesis, regulating blood sugar levels and blood pressure, maintaining muscle and nerve function, keeping the heart rhythm steady, the absorption of other minerals, keeping bones strong, detoxification and so much more. Whoa, that’s a lot!
Dr. Norman Shealy, a world-leading expert in stress and pain management has said, “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency and it’s the missing cure to many diseases.” And it’s believed that at least 80% of the population suffers from magnesium deficiency without even knowing it.
The jury is in: magnesium is the nutrient we all need to get more of.
And you could be magnesium deficient and not even realize it. Here are some key signs and symptoms to look out for:
10. You Get Leg Cramps, Involuntary Muscle or Eye Twitches
Ever suddenly get a leg cramp that won’t let up or wonder why your eye just won’t stop twitching? It could be a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium plays a big role in healthy neuromuscular signals and muscle contraction so if you’re deficient, these types of muscle abnormalities may occur. Restless leg syndrome is another warning sign of magnesium deficiency. To overcome leg cramps, muscle soreness, and restless leg syndrome, you will want to increase your intake of both magnesium and potassium.
Also, lower levels of magnesium in the body can result in a buildup of lactic acid, causing pain and tightness in the muscles. Taking magnesium can help relieve pain and soreness as it helps to alkalize the body and keep healthy pH levels in check. Head over to the next page…