Why do I need to supplement with magnesium?
Many of us underestimate the importance of magnesium, especially, when we are dieting. This critical mineral is responsible for over 300 enzymatic reaction in our bodies. Most Americans are suffering from magnesium deficiency and are not even aware of it. The following symptoms may help you determine if you may be deficient or may need to increase your intake of this important mineral (Always consult with your doctor first):
- Muscle cramps and spams
- Eye twitches
The reason why we need to supplement with magnesium while on the ideal protein protocol is because we are temporarily restricting foods that are rich in magnesium and the reduction in carbohydrates causes your body to lose water, therefore, electrolytes such as: magnesium, sodium and potassium are easily lost. However, spinach and most leafy greens are loaded with magnesium and other important minerals as well. Make sure you are eating the unlimited salads along with your selected vegetables; adding ideal salt/ sea salt to your meals and taking your Cal-Mag supplement twice a day while on protocol. This will help you prevent the symptoms mentioned above and keep the proper minerals balance in the body throughout your weight loss journey.