MAGNESIUM – Brain & bone health. If you are concerned about your bone and brain health, you should be taking magnesium. Magnesium is one of the most important supplements for men and women. It is estimated that 80% of people living in the US are deficient in magnesium, and yet this mineral is one of the most overlooked minerals, with dramatic health consequences of magnesium deficiency. One of the reasons why people are deficient in magnesium is that we do not get enough from our diet. Magnesium is farmed out of the soil—even more so than calcium—so our food today has less magnesium than it used to. Magnesium, when balanced with vitamins and other minerals, is important for optimal health in several ways. It helps in activating muscles and nerves. It helps you digest proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, and activates adenosine triphosphate (ATP), creating energy in your body. Magnesium also serves as a precursor for serotonin and other neurotransmitters, plus it serves as a building block for RNA and DNA synthesis. It also plays a role in helping to free bound testosterone and is essential for maintaining bone and brain health as well. If you are looking for magnesium-rich foods consider dark, leafy greens, nuts, seeds, avocado, banana, and even dark chocolate. You can also get magnesium (along with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D) from fish like salmon, mackerel, halibut and tuna. One of my favorites is Tri-Mag by DaVinci Labs.
What magnesium can do for you – a superhero mineral!