Updated: Aug 2, 2019
It all starts with our soil.
Modern agriculture relies heavily on chemical fertilizers and pesticides that are absorbed into the soil, and as a result the majority of our topsoil’s mineral content has been depleted.(1) A century ago, eating fresh foods like dark leafy greens would supply a hearty amount of magnesium. But due to poor farming practices, we get much less magnesium from our food today.(2)
Agriculture isn’t all to blame for the prevalence of magnesium deficiencies though. Water filtration systems, lifestyle choices, age, overall health and medications can all impact the amount of magnesium your body has access to. In fact, excessive consumption of soda, coffee, alcohol and refined sugar can make it really difficult to get adequate amounts of magnesium absorbed into your system. (3)
So even if you’re eating a well-rounded diet and drinking plenty of water (what most of us consider to be the fast track to optimal health), you still may be deficient in magnesium.
In fact, we hate to be the bearers of bad news, but you probably are.
Some experts believe that upwards of 80% of adults are deficient in magnesium and not reaching their daily intake recommendations (this ranges from 240 mg to 420 mg depending on age).(4) To throw another wrench in the fan, getting tested for deficiency is tricky because most of the body’s magnesium resides in the bones and organs, which means that a simple blood test won’t give you an accurate read on your levels.
But enough of the bad news.
Supplementing with magnesium is safe and easy.
The whole food approach:
As we mentioned, you can’t always bank on getting your recommended daily amount of magnesium through food sources, but it can help and it certainly won’t hurt because the foods below are so darn healthy in general.
Some of our favorite magnesium-rich foods:
1) Dark greens like spinach and chard
2) Seeds, especially pumpkin seeds
To really cover your bases, supplementing with magnesium can be a great solution.
Our products allow you to safely incorporate elemental magnesium into your daily healthcare routine. Simply spray our oil onto your skin or add to a warm bath to absorb additional magnesium. That’s it! It’s really that easy.
So go ahead, eat a salad, munch on some seeds, and spray on the purest magnesium oil available. Your body will thank you.