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Health Tomb: Magnesium Vital to Health

Quintas Dias & Cyrellys Geibhendach.  A health note to all those leaving no health facet unturned!  Magnesium may be more important that many realize.

This Mineral Found to Reduce ‘All Cause Mortality’ Drama…

Magnesium has been shown to reduce mortality rates from all causes.
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 Magnesium is an incredible mineral that plays a role in over 300 enzyme reactions and metabolic processes.  An adult of an average age between 31 and 50 years recommended recommended dietary allowance consists of 420 mg for men and 320 for women.
“Approximately 30% to 40% of the dietary magnesium consumed is typically absorbed by the body”  ~ Magnesium Fact Sheet, National Institute of Health
“Researchers have concluded that many people don’t get the levels of Magnesium they need from their food.”  ~  University of Maryland Medical Center
A tremendous number of conditions can be helped with magnesium rich foods and sometimes supplements, including diabetes, pancreatitis, hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, RLS (restless leg syndrome), sleep disorders, and osteoporosis.  There are some cautions however that should be taken into consideration as there are some medications that do not do well or have adverse interactions with magnesium supplements.  The literature highly recommends those considering taking the supplements consult with their doctor on the interactions before taking a supplement form.
For those wishing to add magnesium to their diet via natural foods the best sources can be found in dark green leafy vegetables, dark beets and nuts.  It is the chlorophyll in dark or bright colored vegetables that helps them be high in magnesium.
For more information on magnesium the best article I found while researching was at the University of Maryland Medical Center at