I'm Dr. Julie McLaughlin from McLaughlin care, and I get lots of questions about magnesium. Did you know that magnesium is used by every organ in our body? It is involved in over 600 different biochemical reactions in the body, and it is very critical to the proper function.
Every bodily process, especially nerves, heart, muscle, bones, and teeth. Plus the kidneys. Truth be told that the majority of the population are deficient in magnesium and they don't even know it. It's a really common thing that we see with our patients in our practice.
Why are these people becoming deficient? Well, it could be from high caffeine, alcohol consumption, a high diet in sugar and refined processed foods, stress, especially everybody stressed with post-pandemic stuff, high levels of activity or exercise, hormonal imbalances, regular uses of diuretics or antibiotics all can cause magnesium deficiencies.
It's recommended to have magnesium based on your age and your sex....