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Magnesium is a vital ingredient in the healthy workings of the human body and mind. It plays a role in more than 1,000 different enzyme reactions to maintain working metabolic function. Magnesium also regulates the body’s antioxidant capacity, energy status and genomic stability, as well as reversing some of the processes of ageing in the brain.

Despite this mineral being responsible for so many vital functions in the human body, it is estimated that as much as 80% of the entire population of the world is magnesium deficient. For this reason, taking a magnesium supplement to ensure maintenance of healthy levels of magnesium in the body makes sense.

Magnesium Supplements

Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of the book The Magnesium Miracle, recommends the RnA ReSet range of magnesium supplements, which includes ReMag. ReMag has been specifically designed to be completely absorbed by the body at the cellular level, ensuring that each supplement provides the biggest possible impact of magnesium.

As the body will naturally excrete any magnesium that it does not use, there is no way to overdose on ReMag, even if taking more than the FDA recommended dosage, which may be required for people who are already deficient. Most people looking to saturate with magnesium will need to take somewhere between two and four teaspoons each day to ensure their body is getting enough of this essential mineral.

Diagnosing Magnesium Deficiency

Anyone who believes they may be magnesium deficient can use Dr. Carolyn Dean’s questionnaire, available on the RnA ReSet website, which asks a series of questions relating to many of the potential symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

There are 65 possible magnesium deficiencies as listed in one of Dr. Carolyn Dean’s books, so this can also be used to checkmark symptoms for possible magnesium deficiency. The symptoms are varied, including things such as experiencing leg cramps or restless legs at night.

People who are experiencing some or many of the symptoms listed may want to experiment with using magnesium supplements or magnesium lotions. If the symptoms are being caused by lack of magnesium, this will alleviate them. If they are not, as stated above, there is no way to overdose on magnesium so no harm will be done.

Physical Health Benefits of Magnesium

The health benefits of magnesium are numerous. Various medical conditions have been shown to improve or can be avoided with increased uptake of magnesium, such as osteoporosis, diabetes, migraines and premenstrual symptoms. It can also help control anxiety to maintain proper levels of magnesium.

Inadequate intake of magnesium has been associated with a higher risk of heart conditions such as high blood pressure (hypertension), and fatty build-up on the artery walls (atherosclerosis). The health benefits of calcium, which can be viewed in the embedded PDF, are enhanced and stabilized through magnesium, so anyone taking a calcium supplement for health should also be taking extra magnesium.

Various studies have demonstrated a link between decreased risk of diabetes and a higher intake of magnesium.

Mental Health Benefits of Magnesium

A recent clinical trial conducted at the Larner College of Medicine has revealed that the symptoms of depression and anxiety are relieved through taking magnesium supplements. The study looked at 126 people diagnosed with depression that was classified as mild to moderate and found that supplementation of magnesium significantly reduced scores for depression and anxiety following a 12-week study. Magnesium also plays a role in how well we deal with stress. You can learn more about the link between magnesium and stress in the short video attachment.