If there’s one mineral you really need to get enough of, it’s MAGNESIUM. Magnesium is an essential mineral that's involved in over 300 chemical reactions in the body.
It’s estimated that nearly 90% of Americans are deficient in this vital mineral that plays an essential role in the health of our bones, muscles, nerves, and many other body systems. Our bodies don’t store it very well, which means we need to get some regularly from our diet or supplement to make sure we’re getting enough of this life-sustaining mineral every day.
What are the symptoms of magnesium deficiency?
Magnesium deficiency manifests differently in everyone, however, the most common symptoms include:
- irregular heartbeat
- rising blood pressure
- muscle cramps or twitches
- and more
Why are so many of us magnesium deficient?
Part of the problem is that modern farming practices have severely depleted our soil of essential minerals, which makes it hard to get enough magnesium from our foods even if we have a "perfect" diet. Another factor is our modern diets and lifestyles. Coffee, sodas, alcohol, diet, and stress are all contributors to magnesium deficiency.
Now that you know how critical magnesium is for everything and how important supplementation is, you may be tempted to run to your local drug or health food store and buy the first supplement you see. That would be a mistake, though – because most magnesium products do nothing for two primary reasons:
- They are synthetic, unnatural, and not recognized or well absorbed by your body.
- They are not the right type of magnesium
Enter Magnesium Chelate.
Many mineral supplements are taken from inorganic sources or mineral salts, which are poorly assimilated and have low bioavailability. Chelated minerals use organic compounds like amino acids to improve nutrient absorption. That’s why chelated magnesium is a superior form of supplement. At Nature Works, we carry two different Magnesium Chelate supplements to meet your needs.
Now you know:
Modern lifestyle and diet choices make it difficult to maintain optimal levels of magnesium. Nutritional supplements can help maintain healthy magnesium levels in the body, but it’s important to take a chelated form of magnesium to ensure that the body gets the amount it needs to function properly. Here at Nature Works, we carry two different Magnesium Chelate products to meet your needs.