According to a released study in the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine lack of magnesium increases the risk of death, and triggers various diseases and health problems.
It can be easily taken in appropriate amounts provided that we consume healthy foods. The disturbing fact is that more than half of the population in the United States is deficient from this mineral. Namely, 65% of people admitted to the intensive care unit, and 15% of the general population, suffer from lack of magnesium.
This situation results from the use of modern diet that lacks magnesium, and on the other hand is high in refined and highly processed foods, based on white flour, meat, and dairy. Foods like beans, nuts, greens, sea vegetables are seldom present on our table.
This mineral is the most potent relaxation mineral as it promotes sleep, and it is a great antidote to stress. Therefore, if you are experiencing irritation, tightness, stiffness, and body cramps are actually an indication of magnesium deficiency.
Medical experts often use magnesium, in fact, the critical "medication" given in the case of a life-threatening arrhythmia intravenously, and in the case of constipation or a preparation for a colonoscopy, is consisted of milk of magnesia or a green bottle of liquid magnesium citrate.
Pregnant ladies receive it as well, especially when they are admitted in a hospital due to symptoms of pre-term labor, or in the case of high blood pressure of pregnancy (pre-eclampsia) or seizures.
Magnesium is accountable for over 300 enzyme reactions and is found in all body tissues, but mostly in the muscles, bones and brain. For that reason, it is highly needed for energy, muscle relaxation, membrane stability, and the function of many chemical pumps.
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