The Importance of Magnesium

By January 9, 2020October 21st, 2020Blog

Magnesium is a crucial mineral to the overall body’s functionality, such as balanced blood pressure, strong bones and a stable heart rhythm. What most do not realize, is that many are actually deficient in it.

Many farms nowadays have depleted soil, which means that plants are lower in it. This also includes animals that are grass-fed.


Not sure if you’re deficient in magnesium? Here are some possible clues:

  • Sugar addict
  • Take calcium
  • Consume soda and other sugary drinks
  • Diagnosed with celiac disease or other digestive disorders
  • Eat a lot of processed food
  • Type 2 diabetic
  • Do not eat your veggies
  • Take prescription medications


Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include:

  • Calcified arteries
  • Muscle cramps or spasms
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Imbalanced hormones
  • Drastic pregnancy problems
  • Insomnia
  • Low energy
  • Brittle bones
  • Other mineral deficiencies


Ways to consume more magnesium include:

  • Dark chocolate
  • Nuts & seeds; pumpkin seeds and almonds
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Leafy greens; spinach and chard
  • Topical creams
  • Liquid form
  • Supplements

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David Dow

David Dow

Dr. Dow’s mission is to help as many people reach their full health potential as possible in Madison. He specializes in natural health and life extension using various evidence-based and holistic methods.