Do You Get Enough Magnesium?

Only The Better Nutrition Magnesium Evaluation can tell you if your total nutrition delivers enough magnesium. Other tests will give you incomplete information. Your body needs enough magnesium to turn off its stress response, cell by cell. That makes it a pretty important mineral to get in daily! Are you getting enough?

Because serum magnesium does not reflect intracellular magnesium, the latter making up more than 99% of total body magnesium, most cases of magnesium deficiency are undiagnosed. 

This means that a blood test for magnesium won’t tell you if your body gets enough magnesium for better health. Your cells not your blood contain most of your magnesium, that’s why The Better Nutrition Magnesium evaluation asks about your total nutrition intake. Magnesium’s benefits include helping you get better sleep, stress reduction, healthy metabolism and fat loss, heart health, better energy, better sports performance, better digestion, addressing migraines.

The Better Nutrition Magnesium Evaluation is the first and only tool to assess total magnesium (foods, drinks, supplements, medications) intake.

Your muscles and bones contain most of your magnesium. It is in muscles to help them relax while calcium helps them contract. It is in your bones to work with calcium, vitamins D and K, and other minerals to support lifelong building and bone health. One of the biggest health mistakes often made today is getting in more calcium than magnesium, especially with supplements.

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It is deliciously easy to get enough magnesium. Did you know that real chocolate – cacao – contains lots of magnesium? That’s right, when you upgrade your chocolate to dark or even add 100% percent cacao to recipes, you get in more magnesium. The Better Nutrition Magnesium Menu gives you 7 days of examples that meet the RDA for magnesium.

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Not all forms of supplemental magnesium are created equal. For example, magnesium citrate and glycinate compare favorably to magnesium oxide for absorption especially for those with any digestive complaints. You could be getting in enough magnesium but not absorbing it well. You can see our magnesium supplement recommendations here.