Relax and Restore with Magnesium
Wellness Week: February 22–28
It’s possible that 80% of Americans are magnesium deficient. These symptoms may suggest a lack of this essential mineral:
- Cloudy thinking and confusion
- Low energy
- Muscle tension in neck, shoulders, and back and muscle cramps
- Physical and mental fatigue
- Feeling stressed/anxious
Not only can this valuable mineral ease the symptoms listed above, but many studies have shown magnesium to reduce migraines, fight inflammation, boost the immune system, regulate blood pressure, and have numerous muscle and nerve benefits. Magnesium deficiency can also be a predictor of diabetes and heart disease.
Foods that contain healthy amounts of magnesium include: spinach, pumpkin seeds, black beans, yogurt, avocados, and bananas. The Prescription for Nutritional Healing states, “magnesium screening should be a routine test, as a low magnesium level makes nearly every disease worse.” Magnesium is used by every cell in the body, and is essential to maintain health. Magnesium is also available in tablet, capsule, and flavored powder form in our supplement aisle. Stop in and ask about Magnesium today!
– Sherry Beams, Wellness Lead Clerk.
This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Balch, Phyllis. Prescription for Nutritional Healing Fifth Edition. (New York, Penguin 2010) p. 38.