Magnesium can help relax your bowel aiding good elimination. Magnesium contributes to healthy bowel function. From Lifestream

● Despite the essential nature of magnesium there is no specific food that provides a high amount of magnesium. Good sources of magnesium include whole grains, spinach, nuts, legumes and potatoes.

● Even with the wide availability of magnesium in foods, at least 60% and possibly as much as 80% of adults do not consume the Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) for magnesium (310-420mg/day).

● In addition, absorption of magnesium from the small intestine decreases and excretion by the kidneys increases as we age.

● Symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include anxiety, agitation, restless leg syndrome, sleep disorders, muscle spasm and weakness, insomnia.

 

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