Magnesium is crucial to the body’s function – it helps keep our blood pressure normal, our bones strong, and our heart rhythm steady. While Magnesium is found in any number of foods, adults who consume less than the recommended amount of Magnesium are more likely to have elevated inflammation markers.
Inflammation, in turn, has been associated with major health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Also, low magnesium deficiency appears to be a risk factor or indicator for osteoporosis, kidney disease, Crohn’s disease and other digestive ailments, parathyroid problems, or patients who take antibiotics or drugs for diabetes and cancer.
In this Wellness Talk, Dr. Garrett Smith will discuss Magnesium, how the body metabolizes it, and the ways in which it aids in both metabolic processes and in helping relieve symptoms of common ailments.