Did you know that too much sugar can have damaging effects on your insulin and leptin resistance, and it can pull magnesium and calcium out of your body? Sugar is quickly digested and full of calories, but doesn’t offer your body any nutrients. In order to digest those calories, your body has to use minerals like magnesium and calcium - leaving you deficient!
Why is Magnesium So Important?
Magnesium is a key ingredient to your health, it is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions within your body. Here are just a few things that magnesium plays a role in:
- Blood Pressure
- Immune Function
- Blood Sugar Levels
- Muscle and Nerve Function
- The creation of bone, protein, and DNA
Unfortunately, magnesium deficiency is becoming widespread, and many Americans are magnesium deficient without knowing it.
Why are We All So Deficient?
There are several factors that are leading to widespread magnesium deficiency:
- Changing soil conditions - Industrial crop farming causes our soil to become depleted, and that means that our fruits and vegetables have lower magnesium levels. Additionally, the animal products we eat are digesting less magnesium, making it is less present in our meat.
- Changes to the water supply - We’ve added chemicals like fluoride and chlorine to our water in an effort to make it cleaner. Unfortunately, those chemicals bind to magnesium, changing the chemical composition of our water.
- Increased consumption of caffeine and sugar - Our bodies require magnesium to digest sugar and caffeine, taking it from other places in our body where it is needed for key functions.
- Higher stress levels - Magnesium has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, and when we deal with high levels of stress our bodies need magnesium to help.
- Too much calcium - Many of our diets are unbalanced and we get too much calcium in our diets. In order to deal with all this extra calcium, our bodies need additional magnesium and vitamins K and D to find balance.
If you eat too much sugar and not enough green vegetables, eat processed foods, drink city water, struggle with Type 2 diabetes, take calcium supplements, or take certain prescription medications - chances are you’re magnesium deficient.
Signs of Magnesium Deficiency
There are many signs of magnesium deficiency, but here are a few:
- Muscle Cramps
- High Blood Pressure
- Trouble Sleeping
- Low Energy
- Poor Bone Health
- Additional Mineral Deficiencies
Because magnesium plays such a vital role in basic health functions, when you don’t have enough of it your body suffers. Magnesium helps your body relax, leading to better sleep, lower blood pressure, higher energy, and relaxed muscles, helping you overcome many of the symptoms listed.
Magnesium also helps your body properly process other minerals, meaning that it works with calcium for better bone health. If you are low in vitamins K, D, potassium, or calcium, you may be magnesium deficient!
Your Hormone Health Affects Magnesium Levels Too
If you are estrogen dominant, chances are you are also magnesium deficient. Higher estrogen levels have been tied to magnesium deficiencies. If you’re pregnant or suffer from PMS, and experience painful cramping, it is often because your magnesium levels are low.
Get the Help You Need
At Dr. Randolph’s Wellness Store, we offer several magnesium supplements to help raise your levels of magnesium and get back in balance:
Our supplements are all-natural, pharmaceutical grade. Feel free to call us, we’d be happy to help! We wish you well!