Magnesium is an amazing mineral used in over 800 enzymatic reactions in the body. Things like building proteins, synthesizing DNA, strengthening bones, adjusting insulin sensitivity, activating muscles, conducting nerve impulses and regulating heart rhythm – just to name a few!
Your body even uses magnesium as a power source. The trillions of cells in your body use magnesium to biologically activate adenosine triphosphate (ATP), an energy- bearing molecule used to drive various chemical and mechanical activities.
Makes you wonder whether we’re getting enough, doesn’t it? While it is a common mineral found on Earth and we do consume magnesium through our diet from foods like leafy greens, concentrations of magnesium in our foods aren’t as high as they once were. Intensive agricultural methods have made our soil dirt poor in nutrients like magnesium. Less magnesium in our soil means less in our food… and in our bodies where we need them.
To make matters worse, our modern lifestyle also consumes and demands a high magnesium intake. When we are under stress (which we often are), our body depletes reserves of magnesium to make stress hormones. Even medications and common drinks like coffee or wine can impair absorption or increase the excretion of magnesium by our kidneys.
A deficiency can affect every organ in the body. While common symptoms of magnesium deficiency are fatigue, low energy, agitation, restless legs, headaches, irritability, and cramping, the most worrying part is that we may not see any symptoms at all. It is possible to be deficient and not even know it.
Whether you are an athlete looking to keep those muscles pumping or protect against stress fractures, a student looking to calm some nerves before an exam, or just feeling stressed that you don’t have enough magnesium in your life, you can try CanPrev’s ElectroMag as a convenient, easy-to-enjoy insurance for making sure you get the magnesium your body craves.