Magnesium is a key mineral in your body and has several important functions that help you maintain a healthy life. Magnesium is essential in more than 300 chemical reactions in your body, such as the detoxification process, muscle and nerve function, energy production and blood pressure regulation.
Did you know that roughly 80 percent of Americans are magnesium deficient? Why is this percentage so high?
You may think that you're getting enough through the foods you eat. However, this is simply not the case.
Many acres of land where most of our food comes from has low levels of magnesium in the soil, causing the food you love to be lacking in optimal amounts magnesium.
Without magnesium in your body you simply cannot function properly.
Lack of magnesium in your diet can cause you to become fatigued or weak and induce chronic headaches, nausea and vomiting, heart palpitations, muscle aches and digestive issues.
The scary thing about magnesium deficiency is that most people don't know about it.
Left untreated, magnesium deficiency is associated with heart attacks, stokes, diabetes, obesity, arthritis and problems with your immune system.
Dr. Dennis Goodman talks with Dr. Mike about the scary truths of magnesium deficiency, as well as ways to make sure you get enough.