It is estimated that 75-80% of adult Americans have a magnesium deficiency which can occur when our bodies don’t get enough of this important mineral from the foods we eat. Drinking dark colored sodas reduces magnesium levels because they contain phosphates which bind to magnesium and make it unavailable to the body. Magnesium deficiency can also be caused by stress.
Potential health issues that can be caused by magnesium deficiency include: hypertension, kidney & liver damage, migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, restless leg syndrome, insomnia & trouble sleeping, tooth cavities and recurring bacterial or fungal infections.
Many doctors recommend 400 mg of magnesium per day. Talk to your doctor to find out what is best for you because having the proper amount of magnesium:
• Helps increase energy
• Calms nerves & anxiety
• Helps with digestion by relieving constipation
• Relieves muscle aches & spasms
• Regulates levels of calcium, potassium & sodium
• Prevents migraine headaches