One Hidden Reason You Lack Energy

NoEnergyWe don’t all jump out of bed each morning and enthusiastically greet the day; many people wake up feeling tired regardless of how much sleep they’ve had.

There are many reasons why we might lack energy other than sleep. Sometimes mental or physical stress can be a cause of fatigue and often underlying nutritional deficiencies might be the cause of feeling tired, or becoming fatigued easily.

Why you might lack energy

A hidden reason you might lack energy is because you have low Magnesium levels or Magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is essential for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps our heart rhythm steady and our bones strong.

Most importantly however; Magnesium is a vital cofactor needed for the production of energy in every cell of our body. If we have low cellular energy, we will feel easily fatigued and tired throughout the day.

Research conducted by nutritional physiologist Henry Lukaski  (published in the Journal of Nutrition) showed a strong link between low Magnesium levels and fatigue. Lukaski found that the study volunteers who had low Magnesium levels, used up more oxygen during physical activity and became tired faster.

Magnesium also supports healthy blood sugar levels and an active lifestyle, which both help improve our energy levels.

How can I check my magnesium levels?

Testing for Magnesium deficiency can be confusing and is best done by your healthcare professional.

A quick online test is the Magnesium Minute Survey.

If you think you are low in Magnesium, it’s best to choose a clinically proven and highly bioavailable therapeutic Magnesium supplement, which will quickly boost your Magnesium and restore optimum energy levels.

 

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