According to The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, being deficient in this one critical mineral makes you twice as likely to die than other people. This might seem like a stretch, but I assure you, it’s not, and it’s one of the most depleted minerals in the American population.
Deficiencies in this mineral can cause or attribute to symptoms such as:
A feeling of tightness
High Blood Pressure
...and many more
This life changing mineral is: MAGNESIUM and it’s quite possible that you might get rapid relief from adding more of it to your diet.
Often overlooked as an essential supplement, it’s safe to say that most everyone can benefit from some intentional addition of it whether it’s in food form or supplement form. ***Caution here lies with individuals who have any type of kidney dysfunction. In that case, you must be in an active partnership with a physician who can guide you in this matter.***
Some foods high in magnesium are kelp, almonds, cashews, buckwheat, brazil nuts, dulse, millet, pecans, walnuts, figs, dates, collard greens, shrimp, avocado, parsley, beans and garlic.
While some may wish to get their intake from food sources, it can be difficult with an autoimmune diagnosis, like Hashimoto’s, since there is usually an impaired ability to extract and absorb minerals from whole foods eaten due to gut issues. If you have Hashimoto’s or a thyroid dysfunction, look into my Thyroid Alive! Program where we discuss in detail how to get your body back on track.
Magnesium is also needed for thyroid-pituitary communication. If we are deficient in this mineral it makes the job of the pituitary gland and the signaling to the thyroid gland more difficult, which suppresses activity.
Foods that inhibit absorption are coffee, soda drinks, salt, sugar and alcohol. Stress will also inhibit absorption so learn how to practice active relaxation. Some prescription medications will also have an impact.
The most absorbable forms are magnesium citrate, glycinate, or taurate.
Avoid magnesium carbonate, sulfate, gluconate and oxide. They are poorly absorbed.
You can also apply magnesium topically through a magnesium oil solution or through an Epsom Salt bath to help restore levels.
The RDA for magnesium is 300 mg a day and most of us are getting far less than 200 mg per day. Some may need much more than 300 mg depending on their condition and bio-individuality.
So if you’re coping with symptoms, take some serious consideration into learning more about magnesium! It really is needed for vibrant health!
If you’re looking for answers and want to chat or check out my Thyroid Alive! Program, I’d love to meet you. It’s my passion to spread this much needed message so we can, collectively as a whole, start living the lives we were meant to live.