Are you often tired, stressed and generally down? This may be a sign of magnesium deficiency. Approximately 400 mg/day is required for adults to guarantee the stability of the body . Angélique presents here everything that is good to know about this essential mineral .
Good to know about magnesium
Formerly called "doctor's salt", magnesium occupies fourth place among the minerals most present in the body (after calcium, phosphorus and potassium). The body does not produce magnesium and eliminates a large amount when it is ingested. You can therefore understand why fatigue is often present in people with a magnesium deficiency.
To avoid cravings, it is essential to provide the body with the necessary quantity of magnesium for its proper functioning, starting with a balanced diet. This mineral is generally present in seafood, whole grains, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, nigari, dark chocolate, bananas, spinach, legumes etc.
More than half of the magnesium contained in the body is concentrated in teeth and bones. A quarter is found in the muscles and the last quarter is spread in other parts of the body .
How does magnesium support vitality?
This mineral contributes to the proper functioning of protein and DNA synthesis. In muscles, magnesium is involved in both energy production and its distribution. It also plays an important role in muscle relaxation. Thus, a sufficient intake of this mineral in athletes will increase their endurance capacities and limit the risk of cramps and aches. In fact, magnesium helps the body fight against muscle fatigue . It therefore constitutes an essential element for the production of energy.
Faced with stress factors (intense physical activity, stimuli, pollution, junk food, etc.), magnesium needs increase. It is therefore advisable to consume a lot of foods which contain it to compensate for the losses or even to adopt supplementation with regular courses of food supplements. When the body receives the amount of magnesium it needs, it becomes easy to prevent imbalances and the onset of pathologies.
What are the symptoms of magnesium deficiency?
Magnesium is an essential mineral for maintaining good health. Here are some symptoms that are signs of a magnesium deficiency:
- Eyelid spasm
- Muscle cramps and tingling
Take stock of your situation and if you have some of its symptoms, do not hesitate to contact your doctor.
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