A call from a long-time Shaklee client who had stopped taking Vital Mag and found that her leg cramps returned, reminded me of this post that I had started weeks ago!
Eye twitching, leg cramps, fatigue, constipation, heart palpitations, migraine headaches, high blood pressure and other chronic conditions could all be signs of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium plays an important role in human metabolism. It's found in varying amounts in green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and more; and according to World's Healthiest Foods, magnesium is necessary for more than 300 chemical reactions in the human body. Magnesium supports nerve and muscle function; cardiovascular health; healthy blood-sugar levels; creates and maintains bone integrity; enables energy production; maintains nervous system balance; helps to control inflammation and more.
Click here for more on the benefits of magnesium; a list of magnesium rich foods; and a Nutrient Rating Chart.
Carolyn Dean, MD, ND explains, that maintaining the correct balance of nutrients is important for optimum health; which is one of the many reasons that I have confidently used and recommended Shaklee nutritional supplements for the past 25 years.
Shaklee's philosophy of formulating products that are as close to nature as possible insures that supplements are always balanced and bio-available; so that when taken as directed, the nutrients are readily absorbed and utilized.
Shaklee's multiple vitamin/minerals Vita-Lea and Vita-Lea Gold as well as their more comprehensive nutritional supplement programs, Vitalizer and Life-Strip all contain between 200mg and 225mg per serving. To insure the proper calcium/magnesium balance that Dr. Dean discusses, Shaklee's OsteoMatrix, which helps to build bone density when you are young and minimize bone loss as you age, contains a balanced blend of calcium, magnesium, Vitamins, D, K, and other minerals that help to promote absorption of calcium in your body.
For additional magnesium, I use and recommend Shaklee Sustained Release Vital Mag. It contains three sources of elemental magnesium as well as potassium for heart health and boron to support magnesium utilization. It's gel diffusion delivery system makes for easy digestion at a Member cost of $10.15 for a bottle of thirty 200 mg tablets ($11.95 Retail). Take a few minutes to create your "HealthPrint", find out what Shaklee products might be best for you; and please don't hesitate to contact me for assistance!