Did you know that one essential mineral is required for over 350 processes inside the human body?
While mineral deficiency tends to be more common in second and third-world countries, this particular nutrient is one that even those living in developed countries struggle to get enough of.
In fact, average intake levels of this mineral in the United States are declining so fast that researchers are calling it a public health crisis.1
Since you’re probably wondering what exactly I’m talking about…
I’m talking about magnesium.
Which is why magnesium deficiency is not to be taken lightly.
Scarily though, magnesium is the second biggest mineral deficiency in developed countries, next to Vitamin D. Which means that if you’re not supplementing with magnesium, you’re likely deficient too.
“But can’t we get magnesium from food?”
That used to be the case—however, these days our food sources have been dangerously depleted of magnesium…
Thanks to modern farming practices, our soil contains far fewer micronutrients than in the past, which means the fruits and vegetables grown in that soil aren’t as nutrient-rich as they once were.
Even if you ate pounds of nuts and dark leafy greens each day—where magnesium is supposed to be abundant—you’d still be unlikely to get enough magnesium to maintain the necessary levels for optimal health.
Now, if you’re in the small minority that does consume adequate magnesium, you won’t notice much of a benefit from adding a supplement to your regimen.
I could go on, but correcting magnesium deficiency is one of the fastest and best ways to improve your health, practically overnight.
Personally, I suggest using magnesium glycinate or magnesium threonate or ideally, a blend of both forms.
Other cheaper forms can often cause an upset stomach, so if you stick to higher-potency forms like glycinate or threonate, you’ll start feeling the difference in no time.
To your health!