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Magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions, yet 56% of Americans are deficient in it. Do you know if you are?

November 8, 2013 by  
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One problem with our diets today is that in many cases we lacking in the proper amounts of vitamins and minerals.  This can be due to many things including the depletion of nutrients in our soils to the processing of our foods.  As such, nutritional supplementation is needed to overcome these deficits.

One such mineral is Magnesium.  Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in our bodies and plays a role in over 300 biochemical reactions, primarily as a cofactor for enzymatic reactions.   It is involved in energy production and has been show to be involved with cardiovascular diesease, high blood pressure, diabetes and migraines for example.  Yet in a 2001-2002 study by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 56% of us were shown to be deficient in magnesium.  Do you think this will affect our health?

So how can we overcome this?  We can add more foods that contain magnesium into our diets.  However, that may not be very efficient due to the lack of magnesium in the soil.  This may be a case where nutritional supplementation may be the best choice to increase our magnesium levels.  Just be sure that you are taking a good supplements where you are absorbing the magnesium.  Please contact me if you have any questions about this.

To Your Health!

Dr. Harvey

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