Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium is a commonly overlooked mineral that many Americans are missing in their life. It is responsible for many of the important functions your body takes on, which is why at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in San Rafael, CA, we want to make sure our patients are getting enough of it.

Part of keeping your body running at peak performance is not just how you treat it on the outside, but on the inside, as well. Magnesium is responsible for over 300 chemical reactions within the body. These reactions are what keep our cardiovascular health, keep our energy levels up, our neuromuscular health stabile, and much more. Deficiencies can cause problems with muscles like spasms, weakness, and restless legs. People who do not have enough magnesium are also prone to abnormal heart rhythms, may have increased blood pressure, and increased risk of stroke and heart attack. In addition, depression, anxiety and sleeping problems may arise.

Magnesium is in many of the foods we already eat. Nuts like almonds, cashews, and peanuts are rich in the mineral. Baked potatoes with the skin, avocados, and yogurt are also good sources. Women should be getting about 310-320 mg of magnesium per day and men should be getting between 400 and 420 mg per day.

Proper nutrition, as well as whole-body care is necessary for a long, healthful life. To schedule an appointment with Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in our San Rafael, CA office, give us a call at (415) 721-7520 or visit our website,

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