A shortage of only one nutrient can affect our overall health. A lot of people have had a drastic change in their health due to the foods they consume are deficient of nutrients. The most common nutrient that people are deficient of is magnesium. Our bodies need it for many vital processes. The bad thing is that it can be very hard to be obtained from food.
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Why it is so difficult to get enough magnesium?
In the past the food has been so rich in nutrients, that they did not have the need to get supplements. At that time, the soil was rich in magnesium, however, modern farming practice and erosion contributed to the soil not being rich in magnesium now.
The foods which contain lots of magnesium are: leafy greens, mackerel, nuts, seeds, and beans. These foods are not consumed that often nowadays.
These are the symptoms that will show whether you are deficient or not:
- Heart problems;
- Muscle cramps;
- Memory loss;
- Raynaud’s syndrome (cause cold fingers or toes, color changes in skin, numbness in extremities);
- Bowel disease;
- Blood clots;
- Calcium deficiency;
- Liver and kidney disease;
- Potassium deficiency (cause extreme thirst, fluid retention, irritability);
- Difficulty swallowing;
- Respiratory issues;
- Type II diabetes;
- High blood pressure;
- Changes in personality (anxiety, depression, mood disorders);
- Tooth decay;
- Fertility/children issues (getting or staying pregnant, preeclampsia, preterm labor);
Fix this issue now
Due to this mineral being used in more than 300 processes in our bodies it is very significant to intake it as major health issues may appear. Try to consume foods that are packed with it more often, however, even if you consume them you will still have issues with getting the recommended daily dose. For that reason you can take supplements. One capsule daily will cover the recommended dose. You have to be cautious with them as they contain filters, sugar, wheat, preservatives, and gluten which are not healthy at all.