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The importance of magnesium to the body

Magnesium is the most important mineral in the body. It is directly involved in over 300 processes in the human body. More than half of the magnesium in the body is in the bones, so magnesium is even more important than calcium and iron. Many studies have shown that most humans lack magnesium in the body. Without sufficient consumption of magnesium, the body does not produce enough magnesium. Magnesium is involved in metabolic processes in cells that require energy. Therefore, magnesium deficiency, hypomagnesemia - causes the decay of energetic processes in the body. The sources of magnesium are found in water and nutrition, and in the past man would have been effortlessly receiving a sufficient daily amount of magnesium through a balanced diet and drinking of natural water.  Today, magnesium consumption in the West has dropped to half the average consumption that existed 100 years ago and is steadily declining. The main causes of magnesium are drinking low magnesium desalinated water and consumed processed foods. Studies show that most of the population in the Western world suffers from magnesium deficiency in the body, and the fact is that most of the population neglects the issue, and neglect can damage and cause metabolic diseases and far-reaching health problems. Impact of magnesium deficiency has been associated with a significant increase in the risk of heart disease mortality.  What are the main sources of magnesium in food? The main sources of food magnesium are vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains and their products (e.g. whole wheat bread). These foods are part of a healthy and balanced diet recommended within the food pyramid in Israel. Magnesium in water Tap water in Israel contains magnesium at different concentrations, which vary from region to region and from locality to locality and depending on the type of water supplied. "Hard" water is rich in minerals. This type of water is becoming increasingly rare due to the State of Israel's transition to supplying desalinated water to its residents. Hard water contains more magnesium than desalinated water. Drinking water is a very important source of magnesium supply to the body. Drinking water in Israel constitutes around 20 percent of the magnesium sources supplied to the body, and therefore a lack of magnesium in drinking water over the years can cause a significant decrease in the magnesium content of the body, and, consequently, also an increase in the morbidity and mortality caused by sub-magnesium (mineral deficiency). Scientific studies have no doubt proven that drinking low-water or low-magnesium water can cause serious health risks and increase morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease. How Is Magnesium Deficiency Diagnosed? Blood and various vitamins and minerals can be detected through blood tests. That's not the case with magnesium. Magnesium deficiency cannot be diagnosed through blood tests.  What's more - even if the blood tests have a good magnesium value, it does not indicate that there is no deficiency in magnesium.  Detection of Magnesium Deficiency is by analysis of the side effects caused by Magnesium Deficiency. There are certain populations that are clearly aware that they are prone to magnesium deficiency, such as the elderly whose magnesium deficiency is deficient, athletes who secrete magnesium in sweat when exercising, diabetics with an increased urinary magnesium secretion. Also heart patients taking diuretic therapy and pregnant women. It is important to maintain adequate levels of magnesium in the pregnancy. It reduces the risk of premature birth, is effective in nocturnal muscle contractions, reduces the risk of various abnormalities, and reduces the risk of premature birth by keeping uterine muscles in a limp state. If you suffer from some of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from magnesium deficiency * insomnia * increased fatigue * difficulty concentrating * anxiety and depression * asthma * constipation * migraine * tight muscles * poor physical fitness What happens when there is a severe deficiency in magnesium? Magnesium deficiency causes a decrease in metabolism in the body cells, which impairs a number of important functions: * Decreased balance of heart function, myocardial infarction (heart attack). Heart rhythm disorders * Increase in blood pressure * Decrease in bone mass leading to osteoporosis disease. * Violation of blood sugar balance and pre-diabetes development, type 2 diabetes mellitus * Increase in lipid levels * Muscle contractions - impaired control and regulation of muscle relaxation and prevention of involuntary cramps. * Risk of atherosclerosis * Increased tendency for epilepsy attacks * Decreased bone mass leading to osteoporosis
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