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Lack of Magnesium Leads to Chronic Disease

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Lack of Magnesium Leads to Chronic Disease

Missing the trace mineral Magnesium in your diet can lead to a host of chronic health disorders that are often misdiagnosed. Magnesium is required in over 350 different enzymes, plus hundreds of essential functions in the body. In her informative book, The Miracle of Magnesium, Dr. Carolyn Dean writes that there has been a gradual decline of dietary magnesium in the United States, from a high of 500 mg/day at the turn of the century to barely 175-225 mg/day in 2010. Recommended dose for women over 30 years of age can be 320 mg per day.

Much of the cause for this decline has been linked to industrial farming and food processing. If the soil we grow our food in is lacking essential minerals, than the vegetables, grains, fruits, beans, legumes, seeds, and nuts are lacking those minerals as well. A hefty percentage of magnesium is also lost when removing the bran from grains in the refining process.

According to the National Academy of Sciences, Americans are critically lacking in adequate amounts of magnesium with men receiving only 80 percent of the recommended daily allowance and women receiving only 70 percent. This lack of magnesium can lead to a list of common health disorders. The irony is that many of the pharmaceutical drugs used to treat these conditions only deplete magnesium and other essential minerals further. If you suffer from any of these health conditions or know of someone who does, consult your doctor and have your levels of magnesium checked. Taking supplemental magnesium and eating foods high in the mineral can help to reverse these conditions.

Next: 24 Health conditions caused by a lack of Magnesium.

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9:02PM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

Always helps to keep mindful of the wonders of magnesium.

8:51PM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

Good to keep in mind. Thank you!

11:37AM PST on Jan 12, 2013

Trish, all it takes is a simple blood test to find out. Good luck.
Thanks for these articals.

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11:51PM PST on Nov 29, 2012

Good to know, thank you.

7:45AM PST on Nov 24, 2012

Thank you. I recently found out about the muscle relaxing aspect of magnesium. I asked my Dr and he said to take it and see if it helps with extreme muscle cramping I have had for years.

7:14AM PST on Nov 24, 2012

Yikes !
I had a lonely bottle of magnesium in the fridge...just took the daily dose !

7:22AM PST on Nov 23, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

9:27AM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

good to know!

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