We all know that minerals are extremely important for our health in general,
and the medical experts claim that vitamin and mineral deficiency can cause
some serious health problems for all of us. Did you know that the human body contains about 2 oz.
of magnesium, which is mostly accumulated in the teeth and bones but there are small quantities
in the heart and brain, and even in the blood? You should also know that every single cell in our body
needs magnesium to function properly. This amazing and healthy mineral is responsible for
over 300 metabolic functions in the human body. According to the latest statistics, provided by the USDA,
almost ½ of the Americans are magnesium deficient.
The medical experts claim that this is mostly because of the modern and unhealthy
lifestyle our body is constantly under physical and mental stress which is why it uses this mineral much faster,
than the amount we consume every day. The daily magnesium intake should be 500 – 1,000 mg a day.
The medical experts warn that the magnesium deficiency can cause: osteoporosis, chronic fatigue,
insomnia, facial twitches, leg cramps, anxiety, irritability, migraines, depression and heart disease.
You should also know that the proper magnesium intake improves the oxygen level in
the brain and that is why it can help people who suffer from Alzheimer’s. It is also linked with Parkinson’s
tremors as some studies have shown that people with this disease have lower level of magnesium in the brain.
Magnesium deficiency is also linked with some chronic diseases like metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.