Magnesium

Overview

SOURCE
Brittany, France

FORM
Natural low sodium sea salt

FOUND IN
Almonds, avocados, cashews, pumpkin seeds, spinach, chard, tofu and quinoa

Fast Fact

Over 50% of Americans are magnesium deficient. Even with a health diet, you may not be getting enough of it.

Especially Important When

People who exercise, have Type 2 Diabetes, experience mood swings, have high blood pressure

Benefits

  • Energy creator
  • Protein generator
  • Gene maintainer
  • Nervous system reinforcer
  • Diabetes preventer
  • Mood booster
  • Blood sugar stabilizer
  • Blood pressure reducer
  • Deep sleep promoter
  • PMS reliever
  • Muscle cramp soother

Why it's important for hydration

Magnesium helps the intracellular transport of sodium and potassium throughout your cells, meaning you’ll get more out of your electrolytes with it in your diet.

Why it's important

Over 50% of Americans are magnesium deficient.

Every cell in your body needs it to function. More than 300 nerve impulses enzymatic reactions require magnesium as a cofactor.

Magnesium helps regulate your blood sugar levels. 48% of people with type 2 diabetes have low levels of magnesium in their blood.

Your body needs 10-20% more magnesium while exercising than when you’re at rest.

Low levels of magnesium are also linked to an increased risk of depression.


Evidence-based claims, or bust

NUTRITION REVIEWS
Suboptimal magnesium status in the United States: are the health consequences underestimated?

WORLD JOURNAL OF DIABETES
Magnesium and type 2 diabetes.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION
Oral magnesium supplementation reduces ambulatory blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension.

MAGNESIUM RESEARCH
Update on the relationship between magnesium and exercise.

PHARMACOLOGICAL REPORTS
Magnesium in depression.

PHYSIOLOGICAL REVIEWS
Magnesium in man: implications for health and disease.

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