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Definition

Magnesium is an important mineral involved in nearly all bodily functions and deficiency therefore leads to a variety of health problems. 

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How to Do It

Take a magnesium supplement or eat foods rich in magnesium such as chocolate, avocados, nuts, and many more. 

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Benefits

  • May increase levels of energy 
  • May improve protein formation
  • May decrease the frequency of muscle cramps
  • May reduce migraine frequency
  • May improve blood sugar levels in diabetes patients
  • May reduce premenstrual syndromes
  • May reduce stress and anxiety 
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Time Commitment

Less than a minute

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Why it works

Magnesium is involved in the production of more than 300 enzymes important for a variety of functions such as digestion, protein formation, bone development, nerve function, sleep, and many more (1).

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Suggested Frequency

Daily

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Supporting Studies and Articles

  1. Schwalfenberg, G. K., & Genuis, S. J. (2017). The Importance of Magnesium in Clinical Healthcare. Scientifica, 2017, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4179326
  2. Office of Dietary Supplements—Magnesium. (n.d.). Retrieved August 29, 2019, from https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/
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Side Effects

  • Too much of one mineral can lead to a deficiency of another
  • People with kidney problems should not overdose with this supplement
  • High dosage can cause diarrhea and abdominal cramps 
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Required Equipment

Magnesium supplement

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Gurus/Celebrities/Doing it

Kate Hudson

Molly Sims

Jonathan Bennett

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Suggested Time of Day

Morning

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Notes

For optimal dosage, refer to this webpage: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/ 

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