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Research Project Takes Aim at Magnesium Deficiency

Many of the nutrients your body needs for optimal health must be derived from your diet, as your body cannot produce them. One crucial one that many are deficient in is magnesium. It’s the fourth most common cation (positively charged ion) in your body and is required for the functioning of more than 300 enzyme systems driving a diverse array of biological reactions. As noted in a 2018 scientific review, “because of chronic diseases, medications, decreases in food crop magnesium contents, and the availability of refined and processed foods, the vast majority of people in modern societies are at risk for magnesium deficiency.” According to this review, most fail to meet the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for magnesium; 48% of Americans do not get sufficient magnesium from their diet. Among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, the rate of magnesium deficiency is 84%.  Read more....



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