Magnesium in food

The mineral magnesium is found in practically all foods. If you suspect that you have a magnesium deficiency, it is important to look at your diet first and try to consume more magnesium-rich food. Read more here about a magnesium deficiency.

Important sources of magnesium

     ♥  green vegetables (spinach, broccoli, endive etc.)
     ♥  whole grains
     ♥  nuts (especially walnuts and almonds)
     ♥  cacao (dark chocolate)
     ♥  crustaceans

Unfortunately, our food alone is not enough to provide for our magnesium needs. This has to do with the depletion of the soil, as a result of which the magnesium content has fallen considerably in recent decades. For this reason, vegetables contain many times less magnesium than in the past. Sometimes the difference is even up to a factor of 5! Even if you eat very healthy, organic and you consciously use magnesium-rich food, chances are that you will still have a deficit.

The ratio between calcium and magnesium

The ratio between calcium and magnesium also plays a role in this. Both require each other - for example to strengthen your bones - but always in the right proportion. This means that the amount of magnesium must be well above calcium. Many experts indicate a ratio of 2:1. Many people have too much calcium in their body compared to magnesium, with all its consequences: from permanent stress due to the lack of relaxation to osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis because of the excess calcium deposits in the veins.

Restore the magnesium balance

To restore the extremely important balance between magnesium and calcium, we only have 1 choice: consume extra magnesium! We cannot survive on magnesium-rich vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains alone, because many magnesium-rich foods also contain calcium. The balance is only restored by adding extra magnesium through supplementation. With Zechsal this can be done in a natural way.