Magnesium: A Must-Have Mineral for Good Health
Greetings from Dr. T:
Most Americans would greatly benefit from increasing their intake of magnesium. Magnesium is found in foods such as nuts, seeds, leafy greens, peas, beans and whole grains. Supplementation is also a good way to increase this vital nutrient while not increasing caloric intake.
Few people are truly deficient in magnesium, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared magnesium to be a shortfall nutrient, meaning there is a high prevalence of inadequate dietary intake of magnesium. Those at highest risk are people who can’t absorb nutrients well, those who have chronic gastrointestinal issues and people who drink alcohol excessively and don’t eat a balanced diet. Also, female athletes and people on restrictive diets are more likely to be low in this micronutrient.
The body typically contains about 25 grams of magnesium. Magnesium is critical for the generation of energy and it is used to power enzymes, increase RNA/DNA synthesis during cell growth and division, and support bone/mineral homeostasis. Also important to note, magnesium has long been examined for its support of healthy cardiovascular function and the normal processing of glucose.
The next time you are in our office, let’s talk about magnesium and if increasing your intake of this important mineral could make a difference to your good health!
Until next time…
Yours in health,
Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
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