Magnesium is an important mineral that is often found lacking when we test for it via Hair Mineral Analysis

Natural sedative. Magnesium affects every body system and triggers hundreds of enzyme reactions. It is a natural sedative and helps to prevent calcium build up in tissues and joints, which is what causes pain in osteoarthritis.

This list of factors contributing to magnesium loss in the body, helps to explain why it is so easy to become magnesium deficient.

  • Emotional stress
  • Alcohol
  • Physical exertion
  • Chronic bowel disorders/diarrhoea
  • Heavy metal toxicity blocks absorption

Deficiency symptoms are:

  • Hyper irritability
  • Jumpiness
  • Tremors
  • Cramps
  • Insomnia
  • Poor concentration
  • Excessive sweating
  • Hyperactivity

It is relatively easy to replace magnesium with supplements, but always better to eat the foods that contain high amounts of this mineral:

  • Chickpeas
  • Cocoa powder
  • NUTS – almonds, brazils, peanuts, walnuts, cashews.
  • Parsnips
  • Prunes, dates, figs
  • Sesame seeds
  • Whole grain bread & cereals
  • Yeast

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