Are You deficient?

Magnesium (mg) is known as the “relaxation mineral” or “nature’s tranquilizer”. Magnesium:

  • Is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to activate over 300 enzymatic functions in the body related mostly to carbohydrate and amino acid metabolism
  • Helps with the utilization of vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E, fats, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium
  • It is important in the creation of DNA, for protein synthesis and the removal of toxic substances from the body
  • Is vital for healthy muscle tone, bones, and heart
  • Regulates the blood sugar levels, acid/alkaline balance, and prevents the build-up of cholesterol in the body
  • Is required for a healthy immune system and helps regulate blood pressure

There are many signs of magnesium deficiency which may include:

  • Low body stores of mg may increase the risk of abnormal heart rhythms
  • Apprehension
  • Muscle twitching or spasm
  • Twitching eyelids
  • Numbness, tingling
  • Hardening of joints and blood vessels
  • Arthritis
  • Tremors
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Low levels of mg have also been linked to irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, poor circulation, clogged arteries, cold hands, panic attacks, restless leg syndrome, and varicose/spider veins

If you think you may be lacking in this crucial mineral, have your blood levels checked, and/or make an appointment with me!

About Heather

I am a clinical herbalist with a master’s degree in Complementary Alternative Medicine (C.A.M.). I specialize in medicinal plants and nutrition, with an emphasis on interactions of herbs, foods, and medicines, contraindications and safety. I look at healing the whole person through the use of herbs, essential oils, foods and mindfulness techniques. I create custom protocols and blends with herbs, essential oils, foods, and supplements to promote healing and balance.

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