Supplementation is an important part of living a healthy life. As we age our bodies absorb nutrients differently and more slowly than they used to. Having nutrient and vitamin deficiencies can cause all kinds of health issues that can lead to potentially serious problems. Through supplementation, you can stay healthy and regain your youthful vitality. One supplement in particular that you should take daily is Magnesium.
Magnesium is a major player in the body’s detoxification process and has been known to prevent damage caused by environmental factors such as toxins, heavy metals, and chemicals. Magnesium also helps keep your bones and heart healthy, can provide relief from migraine headaches, can help with calcium absorption, can help with anxiety, and can help regulate and prevent diabetes. Magnesium can also give you more energy and help improve athletic performance.
Foods that are high in magnesium include nuts like sunflower seeds, peanuts, almonds and cashews, spinach and other leafy greens, quinoa, black beans, whole grains and dark chocolate. While some people can get the nutrients they need from food alone, others struggle with absorption. Magnesium supplements can help people absorb the nutrients needed to remain healthy.
Although rare, a magnesium deficiency can be very dangerous. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include sore muscles, weakness and cramping, osteoporosis, mental health issues, high blood pressure, heart problems and irregular heartbeat, and asthma.
At Physicians Age Management Centers, our goal is to help our patients stay young and healthy. If you feel that you are struggling to start your journey to health through supplementation and exercise, or would just like to talk about the important health benefits related to our practices, give us a call! Supplementation is great treatment on its own or in addition to other services we offer like HRT and weight management.