magnesium

  1. Erase fatigue FOREVER with this 7-nutrient checklist

    If you’re feeling tired all the time, let me tell you… you’re NOT alone.  

    Chronic fatigue is practically an EPIDEMIC in America today.  

    I have patients literally falling asleep in my waiting room chairs.  

    And they shuffle to the exam room with all of the energy of a sloth on tranquilizers.  

    These folks are REALLY suffering – and here’s what I tell them.  

    Fatigue is a classic sign that your body is missing something that it needs.  

    Here are seven nutrients you should be tested for – and should add to your diet.  

    Correcting these nutritional deficiencies can be the secret to ERASING fatigue and giving you a burst of energy you never thought possible.  

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    Studies show most of us don’t get enough basic nutrients – and that can take a BIG toll on your energy levels.  

    Here are the main nutrients you may be deficient in when you are feeling tired:  

    • Iron: You need iron to make hemoglobin to carry oxygen throughout your body. Low iron leads to fatigue because you are not getting enough oxygen to make energy. If you are male or postmenopausal, you need to have your blood levels checked before you supplement.  
    • vitamins: Vitamins B12 and other B vitamins are necessary for basic energy production throughout the body. B vitamins feed mitochondria – the energy producing part of every cell. 
    • Magnesium and potassium: Low magnesium contributes to fatigue and it’s a very common deficiency. Magnesium and potassium both play roles in muscle function and energy production.  
    • Vitamin D: Low levels of vitamin D are strongly linked to fatigue. This lack of vitamin D is one of the reasons scientists think we feel more tired during winter. Our bodies produce vitamin D when sunshine hits our skin. You especially need vitamin D if you live in northern climates, don’t get out in the sun much, its winter, or if you have diseases that increase diarrhea.  
    • Omega-3: These essential fatty acids are vital for good mood and cognitive ability. Without these crucial fats, you feel tired and unmotivated.  
    • Protein: Good quality proteins are needed in the manufacture of many hormones, including brain neurotransmitters.  

    Some of these nutrients are easy enough to add to your diet through foods or supplements – and some require testing first.  

    But addressing these nutritional deficiencies is the first step to winning the battle against fatigue… for good.  

  2. This miracle mineral acts as a 'power switch' for vitamin D

    March is sure going out like a lion, isn't it? We had SNOW here in the Boston area just a few days ago!

    After a seemingly never-ending winter, the sunnier skies of spring are sure going to be a welcome change -- at least, once they finally get here.

    And once you finally get to catch some of those spring rays, it won't just brighten your outlook -- it'll also boost the levels of an essential vitamin in your body.

    I'm talking about vitamin D, a.k.a. "the sunshine vitamin"!

    Your body makes D when UV rays hit your skin -- and you need it for everything from strong bones to a healthy immune system.

    But according to the latest research, all of the spring sunshine in the world won't net you enough D to get the job done if you're deficient in something else -- MAGNESIUM!

    A new meta-analysis reviewed all available studies to date on the relationship between vitamin D and magnesium. And it turns out that all of the enzymes needed to "metabolize" vitamin D (in other words, to make it available for use in your body) require sufficient levels of magnesium.

    That means that without enough magnesium in your system, any D you take in will simply sit "in storage" in your body... INACTIVE!

    To put another way: You can take vitamin D supplements every day and STILL be deficient in D if you lack sufficient magnesium.

    And that may actually make vitamin D supplementation dangerous -- because high levels of inactive D increase your calcium and phosphate levels, putting you at risk for "calcification" (a.k.a. hardening) of your arteries.

    Beyond its role in activating D, magnesium also partners D in the delicate processes that protect your bones, heart, and organs.

    On its own, magnesium is essential for a wide range of functions in your body, from promoting a good night's sleep to easing anxiety.

    The bottom line is that you can't skimp on either one.

    But a lot of folks do -- because nearly half of us are deficient in vitamin D, and a whopping 80 percent of us simply don't get enough magnesium in our diets.

    You can boost your magnesium levels by loading up on magnesium-rich foods like dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, and avocado. Fatty fish like salmon and sardines will also up your stores of vitamin D, as will egg yolks and mushrooms.

    But because it becomes harder for our bodies to absorb either of these nutrients from food (and, in the case of D, from sunlight) as we age, you should also consider taking high-quality supplements.

    Many multivitamins contain enough D and magnesium to cover your bases. Read the labels closely and look for magnesium lactate and magnesium aspartate -- which are the forms most easily absorbed by your body -- and the natural vitamin D3 (rather than the synthetic D2).

  3. Magnesium can lower blood pressure

    Study shows that supplementing with just over 300 mg of magnesium daily lowered both systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings by a few points.
  4. Muscle cramps, twitching may be signs of magnesium deficiency

    Unexplained muscle problems, especially in the extremities, should lead to a magnesium test.
  5. Low B12 could lead to bone breaks

    Low levels of vitamin B12 could increase your risk of a potentially devastating fracture or bone break.
  6. Magnesium slashes heart risk and extends life

    Boost your magnesium intake and you could slash your risk of heart attack, stroke and death, according to new research.
  7. Magnesium can prevent heart disease

    New research confirms that magnesium can slash your risk of cardiovascular disease, ischemic heart disease and death from heart disease.
  8. Magnesium can slash your heart risk

    Low blood levels of magnesium add up to a high risk of heart problems, according to decades of research.
  9. Magnesium can slash colon risk

    The mineral magnesium can cut the risk of colon cancer -- but only in people who get the most. And most people get very little.
  10. New warning for seniors on antidepressants

    One minute, you're a sad senior popping an antidepressant to get over whatever it is that went wrong. The next, you're DEAD.

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