Tips for Choosing the Best Magnesium Supplement
By Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA,
Magnesium is a critical mineral involved in over 325 biochemical reactions in your body. It’s estimated as many as 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium and it’s very difficult to get enough from food alone. An increase in processed foods in many of our diets has reduced magnesium intake, but even if you are eating a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, you aren’t getting as much magnesium as our ancestors due to current farming practices and soil depletion. Many people are turning to magnesium supplements to increase their intake of this vital mineral. However, there are a number of different magnesium supplements in a wide variety of forms, and it’s difficult to choose the best one for your health.