Could you be magnesium deficient? It is quite possible.
Researchers estimate that 50% of the population of the United States is deficient in magnesium. One reason for this is low and decreasing levels of magnesium in our soil thus lower levels in the crops we consume. Other causes of the deficiency, to name just a few, are uses of certain medications and hormones including birth control and hormone replacement therapies, digestive issues (including celiac disease), thyroid issues, stress, caffeine, alcohol use, and our diets. Unfortunately for us, gluten free diets are notoriously low in magnesium. For example, wheat bran is one of the foods highest in magnesium.
Why should we care if we are lacking magnesium? To start with, magnesium is critical for over 300 processes in the body! Lacks can lead to poor cognitive health (brain fog anybody?), depression, anxiety, migraine headaches, sleep disorders, osteoporosis, back and neck pain, muscle cramps, abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure, kidney stones, constipation, and a whole long list of other things that I am pretty sure no one wants.
So, what do we do about this? We can certainly add things into our diets with foods that are high in magnesium such as pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds, almonds and cashews, spinach and Swiss chard, buckwheat, brown rice, and halibut. But the fastest and easiest way is to take a magnesium supplement. Just make sure you are taking the RIGHT magnesium supplement.
There are different forms of magnesium supplements and unfortunately many of these supplements are not easily absorbed into our bodies, this is a reason that some laxatives contain magnesium. Since people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity have trouble with vitamin and supplement absorption in the first place, it is especially important to find a magnesium supplement that is easily absorbed.
Luckily, LivOn Labs has the perfect all-encompassing solution for magnesium deficiency – Liposomal Magnesium L-Threonate
Ok, that’s a mouthful. Let’s break it down – LivOn Labs uses liposome encapsulation technology for their supplements. Liposomes are double layered bubbles that protect and deliver nutrients to the cell throughout the body while bypassing the body’s usual delivery system. Liposomes pass through the intestinal wall and into the blood stream for distribution to the cell and from there they release nutrients. This technology might be the answer if you feel like your supplements are just not working.
Magnesium L-Threonate is the only substance scientifically shown to raise magnesium levels in the brain. This is important if you are looking to raise brain levels of magnesium to maintain optimal cognitive health as you age. Personally, I used to suffer from severe “brain fog” especially before going gluten free but also at times after, even when following a strict gluten free diet. Little did I know that magnesium could have something to do with it!
Falling and staying asleep was a problem for me so I have been taking magnesium supplements for years and years. However, every year my doctor would tell me that my lab results showed a magnesium deficiency. This was puzzling to me. A little over a year ago, I switched from the magnesium supplement I was taking to LivOn Labs Magnesium L-Threonate. This year for the first time in years my magnesium levels were good! And even more impressive was that my bone density scan said I had the bone density of someone 30 years younger than me. A healthy brain and bones? That was one great doctor’s appointment.
If you are concerned that your magnesium levels are low, I urge you to give LivOn Labs magnesium a try.
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