One of the Most
Deficient Minerals in the American Diet
most common mineral deficient in the U.S. diet is
magnesium not calcium. Of the American population 95%
are deficient in magnesium. Of all the minerals our
body needs magnesium is the most important, not calcium;
without enough magnesium our bodies cannot even
assimilate calcium. Calcium that is not assimilated
into your body can lead to arthritis, gallstones, kidney
stones, artery plaque, brittle bones, and calcium
spurs. All of these have been known to disappear after
taking extra magnesium supplements which assists in
Some of the conditions where magnesium may be useful in
Premature Aging, Aggressive Behavior, Alcoholism,
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Alzheimer"s Disease, Heart Arrhythmia,
Asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Brain Damage, Cancer,
Cerebral Palsy, Cerebrovascular, Chemical Sensitivity, Chronic Fatigue,
Cluster Headaches, Cocaine-related Stroke, Constipation, Cramps,
Diabetes. Fibromyalgia, Fluoride Toxicity, Head Injuries, Central
Nervous System Injuries, Heart Disease, Heart Attack, Atherosclerosis,
Cardiovascular Disease, HIV, AIDS, Hypertension, Kidney Stones,
Magnesium Deficiency, Menopause, Migraine Headache, Mitral Valve
Prolapse, Multiple Sclerosis, Nystagmus, Osteoporosis, Peripheral
Vascular Disease, Pregnancy-related Problems, Eclampsia, Premenstrual
Syndrome (PMS), Psychiatric Disorders, Repetitive Strain Injury,
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sickle Cell Disease, SIDS, Sports-related
Problems, Stress, Stuttering, Tetanus, Tinnitis, Sound Sensitivity, TMJ,
Toxic Shock, Violence
Symptoms of a magnesium deficiency are:
Arthritis, Insomnia, Fatigue, Body tension, Headaches, Heart-Disorders,
Low Energy, High Blood Pressure, PMS, Backaches, Constipation, Kidney
Stones, Osteoporosis, Irregular-Heartbeat, Anxiety, Muscle Cramps or
Spasms, Irritability, Confusion, Poor digestion, Rapid heartbeat,
Seizures, Can be synonymous with diabetes, Cause cardiac arrhythmia,
Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic fatigue, Chronic pain syndrome, Formation
of kidney stones.
Do you have trouble sleeping, do you wake up with muscle
cramps and spasms, or feel too tense to sleep? Your sleep problem may
be as simple as a Magnesium deficiency. Are you startled easily by
noises, are you highly nervous, overly sensitive, on edge all the time,
do lights seem too bright. Do you suffer from muscle spasms, muscle
cramps, muscle jerks, muscle tics, eye tics, do you have hiccups? These
are all caused by a deficiency of and can be solved by taking Magnesium.
These are signs that your nervous system lacks Magnesium, which is
essential for its proper functioning.
Do you suffer form low energy, chronic fatigue, do you
become easily fatigued and weak; you may have a Magnesium deficiency.
Each cell in your body uses Magnesium as a key to energy production.
Magnesium can restore higher energy levels.
Yes. Excess calcium in the diet can deplete magnesium
from your body. Milk is one of the worst culprits, the ratio of calcium
to magnesium is eight parts calcium to one part magnesium; impossible
for the body to utilize the calcium, excess calcium depletes the
magnesium in the body even more.
After oxygen, water, and basic foods, Magnesium may be the most
important element needed by our bodies. Magnesium is responsible for
activating over 300 different biochemical reactions necessary for our
body to properly function.
Magnesium is more important than the following and regulates the body"s
use of calcium, potassium, and sodium. When these minerals are not
regulated they can cause the body many problems such as poor energy
production, bone formation, muscle function, activation of B vitamins,
functioning of your heart, kidneys, adrenals, brain, relaxation of
muscles. All of these problems can be related to a Magnesium
Your heart is a muscle that is constantly tensing and relaxing. All
your muscles including your heart use calcium to tense up and Magnesium
to relax. Without a proper balance of Magnesium your heart may suffer
from an irregular beat or even go into a spasm called a heart attack.
What can Magnesium do for your heart? It can lower blood pressure,
stabilize irregular heart beat, enable the heart to pump a larger
volume, relax constricted blood vessels, decrease the frequency of
angina pains, keep blood platelets from clumping together, and increase
beneficial HDL cholesterol.
Some allergies may be due to a need for magnesium for instance if you
have an allergy to wheat, it may be relieved by adding more magnesium to
Do you suffer from PMS, too much calcium and not enough Magnesium can
cause PMS. Without enough Magnesium, you can feel as though you are
living your life with the brakes on. Add Magnesium to your diet and you
will feel as though you accelerated your whole life.
The majority of magnesium supplements are rock mineral we cannot absorb
minerals in that form it must be from food to be absorbed by our bodies.
100% Food Magnesium Complex is one of
the most nutrient-dense magnesium Foods
This is important
because magnesium deficiencies are extremely common. Unlike other
magnesium supplements, Magnesium Complex
contains magnesium as 100% Food,
and not in the form of molecular compounds officially referred to as
mineral salts (or commonly referred to as rocks). Magnesium
deficiencies have been found to occur in around 11% of hospitalized
patients; it was found that 52% of patients in coronary care
units, 42% of hypokalemic patients, 65% of ICU patients, and between
25%-39% of patients with diabetes have inadequate levels of magnesium.
"The higher percentage of fat and sugar in the American diet requires
greater emphasis on magnesium-rich Foods"
Magnesium in Produce in the United States
Since the Industrial Revolution food processing has refined out a large
portion of magnesium (and many other important minerals and vitamins).
Eating these processed foods like sugar, flour, white rice, causes
magnesium loss via urination. Drinking soft drinks that have caffeine
and phosphoric acid in them and coffee increases the magnesium loss.
Other factors that can deplete your body"s levels of magnesium are
mental stress, high perspiration, and medical drugs of all types,
diabetes, chronic pain, diuretics, and a diet too high in calcium.
Poor U.S.A. Farming Methods
Farming methods in the U.S.A. have also done little to help you obtain
enough magnesium in your diet. See the chart below from the statistics
of the Department of Agriculture showing the drop in minerals like
magnesium from our produce due to poor farming methods from 1919 onward.
United States Department of
averages in calcium, magnesium, and iron in cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes,
and spinach. Sources: Lindlah, 1914; Hamaker, 1982; and U.S. Department
of Agriculture, 1963 and 1973.
Apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, blackstrap molasses, brewer"s
yeast, brown rice, cantaloupe, dulse, figs, garlic, grapefruit, green
leafy vegetables, kelp, lemons, lima beans, millet, nuts, peaches,
black-eyed peas, salmon, sesame seeds, soybeans, tofu, tortula yeast,
watercress, wheat and whole grains.
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and Phyllis Balch, CNC, Avery Books 2000
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