Everyone knows that you need calcium and vitamin D for strong and healthy bones, right? But did you know that magnesium is important too? In fact, magnesium is an essential mineral that can drastically affect your health if you are deficient in it. Magnesium helps your body absorb calcium and vitamin D. It is instrumental to muscle contraction, nerve transmission and energy production, as well as beneficial in controlling blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Below are some of the problems you may be facing if you are lacking magnesium:
- Low Energy
- High Blood Pressure
- Kidney Stones
- Muscle Cramps
Why are so many Americans deficient in magnesium? Well, each day, half the American population consumes a sugary drink. Just one 20 ounce soft drink contains 15-20 teaspoons of sugar! It requires 287 molecules of magnesium to metabolize just one glucose molecule. On top of that, the phosphates in carbonated beverages bind with magnesium inside the digestive tract, rendering it unavailable to the body. And finally, the daily consumption of that beloved cup of Joe has reduced our magnesium levels. When you consume too much, the kidneys release more and more magnesium.
The average adult woman needs approximately 320mg of magnesium per day/males 420mg (as per WebMD)
Strong bones mean stronger, healthier teeth! Check into your magnesium levels today.
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