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Many Americans do not consume enough magnesium and should consider supplementing

We try to take care of our health, and for some that means taking vitamins or supplements. It’s hard to know what you need.

We try to take care of our health, and for some that means taking vitamins or supplements. But there’s so much information out there, it’s hard to know what you need.  

Dr. Geri Williams, from Ideal You Health Center, talked about a common mineral that many of us should be supplementing.  

It’s magnesium.  

According to Dr. Williams, the latest government study shows a staggering 68% of Americans do not consume the recommended daily intake of magnesium.  

She said one of the biggest reasons we are deficient is municipal water purification that removes natural minerals, and mineral-depleted soil. Magnesium is needed by the body for so many processes, said Dr. Williams, that a deficiency can be contributing to blood sugar imbalance, high blood pressure and even lowered immunity.  

But the most common signs that you are low in magnesium are: muscle cramping, tight muscles and constipation.  

While these can have many different causes, taking magnesium can be a conservative first approach to finding relief. 

Dr. Williams shared some of the foods that are the highest in magnesium:

  • Green vegetables such as boiled or steamed spinach or swiss chard
  • Some beans, peas, raw nuts, pumpkin seeds, Avocados, mackerel and salmon
  • Mineral water and “hard” water – well water BEFORE it’s put through the softener.

For more healthy information or to learn about Ideal You, visit www.idealyou.us.                                                                                                            

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