Magnesium is a mineral that is widely available to us in foods, therefore severe deficiencies are generally only found in people who have a low or poorly balanced food intakes – e.g. alcoholics & diabetics.


However, since many drugs, including antibiotics, diuretics and oral contraceptives, have been shown to lower magnesium levels in the blood, it has been estimated that as many as 60% of Americans are at risk of magnesium deficiency.


How Magnesium can help

  • Required for strong healthy bones & teeth
  • Helps muscles to relax and function properly
  • Helps maintain normal heart rhythm
  • Aids in calcium & potassium uptake
  • Helps protect arterial linings from stress due to sudden;; changes in blood pressure
  • Aids in the transmission of nerve impulses
  • Helps prevent depression
  • Helps our bodies deal with stress
  • Aids in energy production and regulation
  • Aids in carbohydrate & mineral metabolism
  • Aids in proper insulin production

Symptoms of deficiency may include:
Heart rhythm disturbances – this may include rapid heart beating, loss of appetite, depression, anxiety, agitation, irritability, muscle twitching, cold hands & feet


Natural sources
Dairy products, meat, fish, seafood, whole seeds – nuts & legumes, wheatgerm, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, peaches, molasses

Disclaimer: The information presented is for information purposes only. It is based on scientific studies or traditional usage. Consult a health care professional before using supplements or making any changes in prescribed medications. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease