Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the human body that is essential for the work of every organ, including your heart. People with magnesium deficiency often suffer from mysterious weariness or lethargy, irregular heart rate or muscle convulsion and sight problems.
You would expect that by simply having a blood test done you could find out whether you have a low magnesium level. However, only a small amount of magnesium in your organism is found in blood (about 1%), thus making a blood test pretty much worthless.
The majority of magnesium in your body is located in bones and inner organs. So, you could easily have magnesium deficiency without being aware of that. Some studies suggest that only 25% of American citizens are taking the necessary daily intake of magnesium (about 310 mg for ladies and at least 400 mg for men).
The most concerning thing about magnesium deficiency is that it can cause 22 different diseases!
Dr. Dean, in The Magnesium Miracle, identifies 22 different conditions that can be caused by the deficiency of magnesium (including asthma, insomnia, migraine, heart disease, tooth decay, anxiety, fatigue, depression, etc.).
Some of the initial symptoms of low level of magnesium are bad appetite, weariness, migraines, sickness, and lethargy. Later stages of deficiency can lead to much more serious symptoms!
Magnesium plays a key role in the prevention of chronic illnesses. Some researches have shown that is also plays an important role in type 2 diabetes and cancer prevention. This is why it is important to keep your magnesium level high!
In order to boost your magnesium levels and prevent deficiency, you should start by drinking fresh vegetable juice on a daily basis. It is a great natural source of magnesium!
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