Updated: Mar 5
Magnesium is one of the leading deficiencies in both adults and children, with an estimated 80% of the population being deficient in this vital mineral
Considering all of the important roles that magnesium plays in the body — A gradual depletion of nutrients from our soils has left many plants (vegetables, nuts, whole grains and seeds) with lower levels of magnesium. Large-scale and non-sustainable agricultural practices use nitrogen based fertilisers to increase crop yield, neglecting to restore essential minerals that are lost from the soil.
Despite us eating a healthy and well-balanced diet we can still develop a magnesium deficiency. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for magnesium in adults is about 300 - 400 mg/day.
So why is magnesium so important for the human body?
Magnesium is an essential mineral and is needed for:
Supporting increased energy production
Calms nerves and promotes relaxation
Regulating blood pressure, Protecting the heart and regulating heart beat
Bone formation and keeping bones strong
Lowing risk of stroke
Supports muscle function - preventing muscle cramps
Supporting growth and development in babies and children
Inducing sleep, reducing Insomia