Sounds scary, doesn’t it?

And while we don’t mean to scare you, you do need to know just how detrimental having a magnesium deficiency can be to the proper and optimal functioning of various systems and organs in your body.

The Link Between Magnesium Deficiency & Coronary Death

Paul Mason, the Chairman of Mg Water writes that magnesium deficiency appears to have caused eight million sudden coronary deaths in the USA between 1940 and 1994. He then equates the health care cost of magnesium deficiency to exceed $86 billion US dollars every year. 

So, why is that?

It is reported that only a quarter of those living in North America receives the proper dietary intake of magnesium daily. It has also been verified that consumption of the following common ‘bad habits,’ directly worsen a persons ability to absorb and put magnesium to use in their body:

  • Fast Food
  • Carbonated Beverages
  • Pastries, Cakes & High-Sugar Treats
  • Caffeinated Drinks
  • Alcohol

Sudden Death

Sudden cardiac death has been linked to magnesium deficiency as mineral imbalances interfere with the hearts normal nerve function. Those who are magnesium deficient are therefore more likely to experience:

  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Insomnia, and more.

To make things worse, each of the above issues only puts more stress on the cardiovascular system and prevents cells from serving their intended purpose.

How? Magnesium is an essential mineral that is required for over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body. Therefore, a lack of magnesium presents a number of internal vulnerabilities to illness and disease.

A link between Mg deficiency and sudden death is suggested by a substantial number of studies published over the past three decades. These studies suggest that:

  1. Sudden death is common in areas where community water supplies are Mg-deficient.
  2. Myocardial Mg content is low in people who die of sudden death.
  3. Cardiac arrhythmias and coronary artery vasospasm can be caused by Mg deficiency.
  4. Intravenous Mg reduces the risk of arrhythmia and death immediately after acute myocardial infarction.

Because of these data, Mg supplementation has been proposed as a possible method of reducing the risk of sudden death.

*The above excerpt comes from MJ EisenbergAm Heart J. 1992 Aug; 124(2): 544-9

Signs You May Be Magnesium Deficient

Odds are, your body is not receiving enough magnesium. Fortunately, access to magnesium in a supplemented form doesn’t require a prescription, and by reviewing the following aliments and illnesses below, you’ll likely be able to identify if you’re magnesium deficient yourself.

Do you experience any of the following?

  • Asthma
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Nerve sensitivity
  • Muscle spasms and pain
  • Depression
  • Migraine headaches
  • Heart disease
  • PMS
  • Seizures
  • Abnormal heart rhythms

Spreading The Word

Magnesium deficiency can worsen and excel the development of a wide variety of health concerns, diseases, and illnesses. At mvua, we invited you to share this article with someone you love – it may be the key to helping them live longer and better with magnesium.