Magnesium and other nutritional deficiencies
Below is a link to interesting info about magnesium deficiency symptoms, diagnosis and impacts.
As well as related info about this matter including what you can do to make sure you and your family are getting and absorbing enough vitamins and minerals naturaly via diet
When it comes to children today we need to assume a large magnesium deficiency for several reasons.
The foods many of them like to eat are stripped of magnesium because foods in general, as we shall see below are declining in mineral content in an alarming way.
The foods many children eat are highly processed junk foods that do not provide real nutrition to the body.
Oral supplements some doctors or Pharmasists rely on or recommend are not easily absorbed, because they are not in the right form and because magnesium in general is not administered easily orally.
Here is some interesting and related info about this matter including what you can do to make sure you and your family are getting and absorbing enough vitamins and minerals naturaly via diet.
Here are some of the highlights but read full article for the details.
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However, in general, the best way to meet your need for this nutrient is to eat plenty of dark, leafy green vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Unless you have a gastrointestinal disorder like Crohn’s or celiac disease or you take certain medications, like diuretics, chances are you don’t need to supplement your intake.
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In fact, if there’s anything you drink that could mess with magnesium levels, it’s alcohol—excessive amounts can affect vitamin D absorption, making it harder for your body to process magnesium. Overdoing it on soda and other caffeinated beverages (as well as refined sugar) may also contribute to lowered levels.
Because a magnesium deficiency can be difficult to diagnose, you may be tempted to pop a supplement on your own, just in case. But that’s a risky idea because ingesting too much magnesium can lead to a dangerous arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). So if you are concerned about a deficiency, my advice is to speak to your doctor about checking your level and then going from there.
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