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Are you missing out on the benefits of magnesium?

Magnesium is involved in more than 300 metabolic reactions in the body, so deficiency can be a huge impact on your life.  Magnesium plays an important physiological role particularly in the brain, heart, and skeletal muscles.

Key Functions of Magnesium

  • Regulates Calcium
  • Relaxes Skeletal Muscle
  • Energy Production
  • Regulates Heart Contractitility
  • Relaxes Smooth Muscle
Common Signs of Magnesium Deficiency
  • Arrhythmia
  • Muscle cramping
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea

Top Dietary Sources of Magnesium

  • tofu
  •  legumes
  • whole grains, wheat bran
  • green leafy vegetables
  • Brazil nuts, soybean flour, almonds, cashews,  pine nuts, and black walnuts
  • blackstrap molasses 
  • pumpkin and squash seeds

Before considering supplementing with magnesium speak with your Naturopathic Doctor, as there are several different forms of supplemental magnesium, each of which has a specific function, it’s not one size fits all.

References:

Source: Magnesium | University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/magnesium#ixzz3ZI8kabrT

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