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The Importance of Magnesium

There is a large body of evidence suggesting that less than one in three adults consume enough or consume the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of magnesium. And nearly one in five adults get only half of the magnesium they need daily to remain healthy.

A typical Westernised diet, which is rich in fat, sugar, salt and protein, not only is magnesium deficient but actually increases the need for magnesium in the body (King et al 2005). It is not uncommon to find adults and children who state, “I don’t eat things that are green.”

People take magnesium to prevent or treat magnesium deficiency.  Magnesium deficiency is not uncommon in the US, particularly among African Americans and the elderly. Continue reading The Importance of Magnesium