Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?
Magnesium is an important nutrient that aids with bodily processes such as blood sugar levels, blood pressure, muscle and nerve function, and making protein, bone, and DNA. It is also needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. This vital nutrient contributes to nerve and muscle function, a steady heartbeat, bone strength, and a healthy immune system.
The recommended daily magnesium intake for adults is 420mg for men and 320mg for women. With over 40% of Canadians being deficient in magnesium, it’s not just athletes that often need an extra boost. Prolonged magnesium deficiency can increase the risk of chronic diseases like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart disease.
Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency
- Muscle weakness, spasms, cramping
- Fatigue & migraines
- High blood pressure & irregular heartbeat
- Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite
- Behavioral/personality changes
- Nerve tingling, numbness
- Weak/brittle bones
Some of the highest food sources of magnesium are spinach, avocados, legumes, nuts (especially almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, peanuts), seeds (especially squash and pumpkin seeds), fish (especially salmon, mackerel, and tuna), bananas and whole grains.
Blended For Magnesium
In doing our research, talking to health practitioners, and learning what you sporty folks are needing more of, magnesium became an obvious add for our Athlete & Nutty Athlete smoothies. Our new versions of these blends will provide 57% of the magnesium RDI for men and 75% for women.