Share Eat More Magnesium Foods and You’ll Feel a Lot Better February 2, 2020 Do you feel tired or generally not quite right? You may need to eat more magnesium foods. Timestamps 0:06 Magnesium deficiency 0:42 The importance of magnesium 2:34 Vascular calcification 3:01 The two main causes of a magnesium deficiency 3:36 The average consumption of magnesium 4:04 What you can try Today we’re going to talk about magnesium and why you may feel a lot better if you start eating more magnesium foods. If you go to the doctor, and you have a magnesium deficiency, it won’t show up in a blood test. This is because 99% of that magnesium is inside of the cell, not outside of the cell in the blood. Just because the test is normal, doesn’t mean you’re not deficient. There is something called a subclinical deficiency where you might have some magnesium, but not the full amount. There are over 300 enzymes that are involved in many different biochemical reactions that require magnesium. Out of all of the minerals, magnesium is the second most important to potassium. You need both of these in pretty large quantities. 90% of the magnesium is located in the muscles and bones. If you have low magnesium, you may have bone problems and problems with the muscles like muscle cramps, muscle weakness, or muscle stiffness. Another key function of magnesium is maintaining electrical charge in the cells. Another symptom of a subclinical magnesium deficiency is vascular calcification. Calcium and magnesium work together. It’s not just about taking too much calcium. It could be a deficiency in magnesium or a deficiency in vitamin K2. The two main causes of a magnesium deficiency: 1. Consuming too many refined foods 2. Not consuming enough foods high in magnesium If you don’t feel quite right or you don’t have enough energy, consider increasing your magnesium intake for one week and see what happens. Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio: Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. DR. BERG’S SHOP: http://shop.drberg.com/ Follow us on FACEBOOK: fb.me/DrEricBerg Send a Message to his team: m.me/DrEricBerg ABOUT DR. BERG: https://www.drberg.com/dr-eric-berg/bio Disclaimer: Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site. Thanks for watching! If you don’t feel quite right, consider eating more magnesium foods, and see what happens.