Why is Magnesium Important?
Magnesium plays an important role in helping generate energy, as well as normal muscle function, tissue formation and bone development.
Inadequate intake of dietary magnesium may play a role in numerous symptoms numerous symptoms including insomnia, fatigue, irritability, insulin resistance, and high blood pressure.1-5 Fortunately, magnesium deficiency is easy to fix because there are many foods that contain this nutrient.
How to Get More Magnesium
Foods that have a significant amount of magnesium include nuts, seeds, whole grains, legumes (e.g. beans, lentils, peanuts), and dark leafy greens. Although containing smaller amounts of magnesium, 100% orange juice can contribute to magnesium intake.
Benefits of Magnesium
Magnesium contributes to normal muscle function and helps build tissues and bone.
In addition, magnesium has been studied for its potential benefit on depression, migraine headaches, type 2 diabetes, asthma, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular diseases.1-5
Did you know that Magnesium is required by every cell in the body?
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