The Australian diet has shown to be lacking in many macronutrients & minerals due to our fairly poor soil quality, with Magnesium (Mg12) being one of those minerals we are highly deficient in. This means eating a clean and healthy diet simply isn’t enough.
Of course, you should always be eating the best possible foods you can as a means to obtain your nutrition naturally. But, the reality is, we absolutely have to supplement.
Some of the issues arising form Magnesium deficiency are muscle cramps, insomnia, fatigue, poor memory, anxiety and low calcium levels to name a few. Mg also plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism with studies showing in extreme cases Mg deficiency contributes to diabetes and heart attack.
Dr Carolyn Dean MD, ND, and author of ‘The Magnesium Miracle 2107″ cites an example of an athlete dying from a heart attack after strenuous activity because of a lack of magnesium and therefore an excess of calcium creating a massive muscle cramp in the heart.