Magnesium is a nutrient that will benefit every organ. Often people are not including enough ways to obtain ample Magnesium in their diets. At Nutrition for Life we notice this frequently, especially when someone makes the decision to start a Low Carb Healthy Fat or Ketogenic approach, as this will usually require an increase in Magnesium intake for this individual.
In this blog, we are going to give you some ‘must know’ information about Magnesium. But please note, for your specific needs always consult a qualified professional.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is needed for several important functions including:
The levels of magnesium in the body are closely regulated by the kidneys. The serum magnesium concentration is primarily controlled by its excretion in the urine.
Low levels of magnesium in the body can result in symptoms including: (and could be a sign of a Magnesium deficiency)
Some of our top recommended foods containing Magnesium include; And generally we suggest you to find quality sources of Magnesium in your foods before opting for a supplementation. There are however, plenty of high quality supplements on the market and should you require further information on this we would be happy to speak to you.
High quality sources of Magnesium can be found in such foods as…
Nuts, spinach, avocado, broccoli, salmon
Daily need: 300mg – 400 mg
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