Prevent a Magnesium Deficiency By Eating Right

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Magnesium is a mineral that isn’t as popular as calcium or other minerals that are necessary for our bodies. Yet it’s a mineral that is present in large amounts because the average person can contain around 25 grams of magnesium. Still many people have a magnesium deficiency and studies show that only 25% of American adults are at or above the recommended daily amount. It’s an invisible deficiency because it’s very difficult to diagnose and it is a danger to your health.

Magnesium plays a big role in your body, since it is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in your body, affecting your heart, muscles, and hormones. The signs of a magnesium deficiency can include sleepiness, loss of appetite, and vomiting, which can also be linked to other health conditions, making it difficult to pinpoint the deficiency. Plus, since only 1% of magnesium is found in your blood, you can’t receive a blood test that tells you you’re low on magnesium like you would if were low on iron.