Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States today, accounting for direct and indirect costs of more than $190.3 billion each year, and the American Heart Association forecasts that these costs will increase by a minimum of 200 percent over the next 20 years. Magnesium is essential to the proper functioning of the body. This master mineral is a necessary ingredient for approximately 350 enzyme systems, thus playing a role in the majority of your body’s metabolic processes.

Simply put: without magnesium, life as we know it would not exist. Yet despite magnesium’s importance, an estimated 80 percent of all Americans unknowingly suffer from chronic magnesium deficiency—and that may be a conservative estimate. This is worrisome, as magnesium deficiency is a significant factor in heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, emotional disorders, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, muscle cramps, fatigue, depression, migraines, insomnia and certain cancers breast, colon, and prostate.

Without an adequate supply of magnesium, your body can not properly produce blood, transform energy, transmit nerve impulses, maintain the integrity of its musculoskeletal system, or regulate and maintain healthy acid-alkaline balance pH in the blood, cells, and tissues.

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