It can’t be stressed enough how necessary Magnesium is for a healthy and functioning body. Absence of this important nutrient can result in serious illness and complications.
According to a study published in The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine a magnesium deficiency makes you twice as likely to die compared to other people. (1) Despite this, nearly half of all Americans are deficient in Magnesium completely unaware of it (2).
The Relaxation Mineral
Believe it or not, magnesium is known as the relaxation mineral.
Well-known in health circles for it’s ability to combat stress, magnesium is responsible for over 300 enzymes in your brain (3). Not only can the mineral reduce stress, it can also improve sleep by reducing the production of cortisol, the stress hormone.
It’s surprising that considering all of the benefits of Magnesium, it isn’t more discussed or promoted by doctors. In the medical field it’s not uncommon to see Magnesium used, especially on patients in critical condition (4).
Magnesium is a critical element in cardiovascular health, for this reason it is often used on people who have suffered a heart attack or arrhythmia.
Magnesium and potassium also help in alleviating water retention, making it a natural diuretic in higher doses, and is often used when preparing for a colonoscopy.
That being said, to reap the benefits of magnesium, you simply need to start incorporating more magnesium into your daily diet.
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