When I say we’re coming up way short of certain vitamins and minerals, you may wonder…
If I’m a careful eater, how can I be deficient?
Well, one reason, at least for certain things… is they’re so important, and used in so many ways, your body’s like a bucket with a hole in the bottom.
You fill it up, and before you know it, it’s gone.
Magnesium is one of those things.
Now, it’s the 4th most abundant mineral in your body. Your body thirsts for it.
But when one mineral is used in over 600 different ways in your cells – from creating your DNA to helping your muscles contract and move – it’s a battle to keep your tank full.
And it’s a battle we are losing.
7 in 10 of us are deficient. If you’re over 60, that number goes up to 8 in 10 or more.
When you consider the many ways magnesium is important, your reaction to that news should be… well, “yikes” would cover it.
Magnesium helps you stay sharp, and supports your brain. Not to oversimplify it, but magnesium acts like a gatekeeper up there. It keeps certain receptors from being overstimulated.
These receptors help your brain thrive, and support memory and learning.
When there’s no bouncer at the door, they’re too active. And sooner or later, without someone playing traffic cop… they poop out.
Magnesium is important to your muscles too, especially your most important one… your heart.
If you’ve ever had muscle cramps, it’s not uncommon for magnesium to be a go-to.
But more than that, it supports healthy blood pressure, proper clotting and circulation. And it plays a role in blood sugar management too.
Mood, sleep, digestion… it’s a long list. And we typically don’t get enough from our diets to do the trick.
You’re probably eating spinach, which is a good start. But one of the best sources is pumpkin seeds. And I don’t know about you, but unless I’m carving a pumpkin, I don’t reach for these too often.
It’s just another reason why Patriot Vital4 can come to the rescue. A couple seconds in the morning and you’ve got 4 critical deficiencies covered, all day long.
For your brain, your heart, and so very much more.
I encourage you to learn more about this simple way to keep your health on track. All the details are right here.
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance
P.S. Now Karen wanted me to point out that dark chocolate is also a source of magnesium. One ounce delivers up to 16% of the RDI.
Here’s what I told her. If you want dark chocolate as a treat, there’s plenty of reasons to eat it. But if you’re serious about protecting your health, try this instead. The RDI is too low to begin with, and 16% doesn’t cut it.
Of course, her response was “Why not both?”
And I can’t argue with that. (I mean, I could but I’ve learned not to.)