Diet Deficiencies Are Common
Have you ever heard of the term “garbage in, garbage out” or perhaps “You are what you eat”? Well… that has validity. Is everyone perfect? No… after all we are human beings. However that’s not to say that the average American Diet is terribly deficient in balanced nutrition. Vitamin, mineral, and electrolyte deficiencies are more common than you think.
As a chiropractor I look at the body as a whole, rather than just specific diseases or problems affecting specific regions of the body. That life giving, organizing, and adapting intelligence inside of you called your nervous system oversees it all. Your body can only work with what it currently has and what you supply it with.
Let’s dive a little deeper on one of those minerals, Magnesium. This mineral is contained in every cell of your body, and needs it to function. Magnesium is responsible for over 600 chemical reactions in your body and acts as a cofactor (helper molecule) that encourages biochemical processes with enzymes in your body. Some of its benefits include but are not limited to energy creation, muscle movement, cardiac health, nervous system function and regulation, protein formation, and genetic maintenance such as creating and repairing DNA & RNA. Yet, research shows that an estimated 50% of adults in the United States do not get enough magnesium. The bottom line is Magnesium is essential for maintaining good health and plays a key role in everything from exercise performance to heart health and brain function.
Everyone should do the best they can to eat a balanced diet. At times that can be harder than you think, partly due to lack of proper knowledge on this topic. For someone like this, the easiest solution is to be professionally evaluated and begin to supplement your body with what you’re deficient in. If you want to use supplements to help speed up your nutritional gap, then a good fit might be Pure Encapsulations Magnesium (Glycinate), and DaVinci Labs Magnesium Citrate. Both share many of the benefits listed above and yield a high bioavailability (so that you can absorb them more efficiently). They also happen to be vegetarian and gluten free!
Life is full of challenges, ups and downs, and many other fun rides. You only have one life, so I encourage you to have fun, be safe, and take care of yourself. Eat healthy, be proactive and preventive about your health. All of this starts with a healthy nervous system free of vertebral subluxation and fueling your body correctly!
Yours in Health,
Nicholas J. Insolia, B.S.,D.C.