It appears that magnesium may be the miraculous, essential mineral that has been kept hidden from us for about 100 years. Needed by every cell in the body, a magnesium deficiency can be catastrophic and has now been associated with heart attacks, arrhythmias, cancers, diabetes, asthma, Crohn’s disease, premature aging, hair loss, twitches, cramps, high blood pressure, stroke, fibromyalgia, migraines, bone and joint pain, ADD, ADHD, shortness of breath, osteoporosis, muscle wasting, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, constipation, memory loss, sensitivity to light and loud noises, hearing loss, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, tuberculosis, aggression, hyperactivity, panic attacks, nail fungus, Tourette syndrome, PMS, toxemia of pregnancy, numbness and tingling, eczema, psoriasis, depression, violence, gum problems, tooth decay, calcium deficiency, and virtually all chronic and autoimmune diseases now common in the US, including chronic fatigue syndrome.
If the list of symptoms associated with a magnesium deficiency comes as a surprise, the list of ailments that nature’s natural magnesium has been used to successfully treat is even more of a surprise. Although there is usually little mention of the near-miraculous magnesium connection in mainstream media, conditions that magnesium has been successfully used to treat include polio, diphtheria and tetanus.
Various data sources, including the US government, suggest that the number of Americans now deficient in magnesium is approximately 90%, with some data suggesting the number is even higher. The mineral, responsible for all the electrical impulses of the body, is critically needed for normal muscle and nerve functions, healthy heart rhythms, strong bones, a healthy immune system, normal blood sugar, normal blood pressure, normal brain function and a healthy GI tract. In short, while we can live with minimal amounts of this mineral, we cannot live well or in a state of optimum health and happiness without it.
Most popular magnesium on the market
Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate Powder Natural Calm features a proprietary process that provides the most absorbable, effective, fast-acting magnesium available. It is 100% natural water-soluble magnesium citrate and handles excess calcium in the body and can relieve many symptoms of magnesium depletion. Available in 8 oz. (226 g) (12-18week supply) and 16 oz. (454 g)(24-36 week supply) and 30 single serve box. Ingredients: A highly absorbable blend of magnesium citrate when combined with water creates ionic magnesium citrate. Supplement facts (per tsp): 205 mg – 200% of Daily Value Directions: Place powder in a glass; add 1/2 cup of hot water. Let it fizz then stir until dissolved. Add warm or cold water or juice if desired. Suggested Use: Adults; Individual needs will vary. Start with 1 tsp or less daily. When bowels are comfortably loose, this is the optimal amount. If diarrhea should occur, this is a sign of excess intake. Simply reduce dose to establish the optimal amount as above. Can be taken with or without food. Allergen free