It’s estimated that 80% of the population is magnesium deficient.
And this means that 80% of people are at risk for developing all kinds of health problems.
Fatigue, acid reflux, anxiety, panic attacks, muscle cramps, poor sleep, chronic pain, heart disease, depression, IBS, constipation, high blood pressure, migraines, accelerated aging…
… these are just some of the health conditions that can arise from magnesium deficiency.
And people over 55 are particularly at risk for having insufficient levels of magnesium.
Because magnesium metabolism often becomes less efficient as we grow older—changes in the GI tract and kidneys contribute to absorbing less and retaining less magnesium.
The process of aging itself combined with stress and disease, increase your magnesium needs.
But the reality is many people in the second phase of their lives are taking in less magnesium from food sources than they did when they were younger.
So how do you know if you’re magnesium deficient?
How much magnesium do you need?
What are the best sources of magnesium if food alone isn’t enough to give you what you need?
These are the very questions I asked magnesium expert, and author of The Magnesium Miracle, Carolyn Dean in the latest Better Beyond 50 podcast episode.
Here’s what you’ll discover in this interview:
* Why the effects of certain drugs and calcium supplements reduce magnesium levels.
* How to assess if you’re magnesium deficient.
* The main causes of magnesium deficiency. (And how to avoid them).
* Why your doctor probably won’t talk to you about the need for magnesium. (This is disturbing!)
* The benefits of magnesium for blood pressure, heart disease, mood, memory and diabetes.
* The best forms of magnesium supplementation.
This interview will really make you think about the importance of getting enough magnesium in your body because without enough of this vital mineral, the consequences can be dire.
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P.S. Are you confused about what supplements you absolutely NEED to take and which brands are the best? If you’re looking for honest answers to these questions you’re going to enjoy next week’s podcast. You’ll discover the 7 most important supplements you should be taking and why. Stay tuned!
Dr. Carolyn Dean’s Professional Bio
Carolyn Dean MD ND is the author of 110 Kindle books and 33 health books covering a wide variety of topics, including The Magnesium Miracle and Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart. Dr. Dean is on the Medical Advisory Board of the non-profit educational site – Nutritional Magnesium Association. Her magnesium outreach has won her an award from the Heart Rhythm Society in the UK for “Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management-2012.” Dr. Dean has a free online newsletter, a valuable online 2-year wellness program called Completement Now! and a 2-hour call in Radio Show called Dr. Carolyn Dean Live at www.achieveradio.com Mondays at 4pm PST.
To learn more about Dr. Carolyn Dean’s books and online programs click here: www.drcarolyndean.com. And to learn about her life-giving Completement Formulas: RnA Drops, ReMag, ReLyte, ReAline and ReNew click here: www.RnAReSet.com.