Low Magnesium = Get Fat
In terms of fat loss, magnesium is useful in two ways.
First up, magnesium deficiency can result in higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which has been linked to a tendency to gain body fat.
Secondly, more magnesium equals better insulin sensitivity, and folks with better insulin sensitivity are predisposed to lower levels of body fat.
Follow Up VLOG on our Supplement Basics Part 2 on Magnesium
How much recommended?
As with any mineral-based supplement, your best bet is to visit your doctor and get an RBC Magnesium blood test done to see if you are deficient.
However, as a general rule of thumb, the recommended dietary allowance of magnesium is 400mg per day for men and 310mg per day for women. We however recommend focusing more on the elemental levels and shoot for 150mg/day.
Unlike other supplements, magnesium comes in many different forms, including magnesium citrate, magnesium malate, magnesium taurate, magnesium chloride and magnesium carbonate, magnesium orotate, among others.
The required dosage will differ between each of these, so always check the label before consuming.
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