Approximately 75% of North Americans aren’t getting enough magnesium in their daily diets. One of the reasons for this is because nearly half of Americans drink soda on a daily basis. These dark carbonated sodas contain phosphates that bind to magnesium in the body making it unavailable for absorption. Alcohol increases the excretion of magnesium by the kidneys. Contraceptives and asthma medication also increase the excretion of magnesium (Enviro medica, 2015). It is important that people consume and absorb adequate amounts of magnesium because this mineral is highly utilized during intense exercise and stressful events.
– Anxiety and stress
– Low energy/fatigue
– Muscle tightness
– Muscle spasms (Enviro medica, 2015)
Benefits of Magnesium
– Improved bone density
– Decreased risk in cardiovascular disease (Enviro medica, 2015)
– Improvements in the metabolic systems and a decrease in inflammation (Chacko et al, 2011)
– Enables nerve function
– Absorption of food and the production of energy (Enviro medica, 2015)
– Increased testosterone production (Cinar, Polat, Baltaci & Modulkoc, 2010)
– Increase in athletic performance
Foods that contain considerable amounts of magnesium are pumpkin seeds, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, sesame seeds, cocao nibs, walnuts, peanuts, spinach, kale, broccoli, mackerel, pollock and tuna.
The Poliquin Product is called Uber Mag. The recommended dosage is one capsule three times per day and based on this a single bottle will last one month. For questions regarding price please feel free to come into our facility located at 1129 Empress Street or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to read our last post regarding the Poliquin Foundational Five, which will discuss probiotics next week.
Ancient Minerals. (2015). Enviro medica. Retrieved from http://www.ancient-minerals.com/magnesium-benefits/
Chacko, S., Sul, J., Song, Y., Li, Z., LeBlanc, J., You, Y., Butch, A., Liu, S. (2011) Magnesium Supplementation, metabolic and inflammatory markers, and global genomic and proteomic profiling: a randomized double-blind, controlled, crossover trial in overweight individuals. The American Journal Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 93 (Issue 2), 463-473.
Cinar, V., Polat, Y., Baltaci, A., Modulkoc, R. (2010). Effects of magnesium supplementation on testosterone levels of athletes and sedentary subjects at rest and after exhaustion. Biol Trace Elem Res, Vol. 140 (Issue 1), 18-23