A lot of people lack magnesium, according to the USDA, half of the population are deficient in this mineral. Magnesium is of high importance for our lives. Our dynamic lifestyle forces the body to use the supplies of nutrients to deal with stress. The daily dose of magnesium is 500-1000mg. The most common warning sings of low magnesium are: heart disease, irritability, facial twitches, insomnia, osteoporosis, blood clots, unstable blood sugar levels, chronic fatigue, migraines, leg cramps, anxiety and depression. Magnesium deficiency in the brain can lead to Parkinson disease and it’s symptoms. Magnesium deficiency has been linked to other chronic diseases as well, like metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. The lack of this mineral can cause the body to release more insulin and thus, the added glucose goes into the cells and leads to inflammation.
Because of that, it is really important to add magnesium to your diet. It can be found in nuts, dark chocolate, avocados, fish, leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach, legumes, whole grains and seeds.
You should make sure your supplements contain B6, as it supports the absorbtion of magnesium by the cells.
And most importantly, they should include the 4 co factors: Malate, Glycinate, Taurinate and Orotate, since their absorption in the body is easy, and they also improve organ function in the body.