What Are The Best Sources of Magnesium?
Now that you have the fact sheet, let’s talk about how to get enough magnesium to combat health conditions and drive personal transformation.
Start with whole food sources to get your recommended dietary allowance. Some tout whole grains, legumes, cashews, and cereals as good sources of magnesium. However, many of these foods can be inflammatory so proceed with caution, especially with grains.
To everyone’s delight, strong coffee is an ideal source of dietary magnesium. To maximize magnesium intake from coffee, we recommend one serving in the morning and with lunch. More good news: small amounts of dark chocolate daily provide another good source of magnesium.
Daily orange juice is something we recommend for a number of reasons, one of which is because of its magnesium content. Quality milk will also help increase your magnesium concentration to some degree, as will coconut water.
Some fruits—like bananas—are also magnesium-rich. Green leafy vegetables can be a good source too, but some popular magnesium-rich vegetables can actually cause digestive problems that may not be favorable in relation to the nutrients they provide.
While it’s important to start with whole food sources, these may not be enough to fully satisfy your body’s magnesium needs, especially considering that standard dietary reference intakes tend to undershoot optimal levels. That’s why we recommend magnesium supplementation. As we’ve mentioned in another article, humans essentially live as fish outside our fish tanks. We eat “franken foods”, are exposed to less sunlight, and maintain non-ideal circadian rhythms. This makes supplementation important—not necessarily to survive—but to thrive!
If you’re interested in magnesium supplementation, consider visiting our ONLINE DISPENSARY HERE and searching for our Foundations Kit, which includes magnesium. If you’d prefer to try magnesium on its own first, search our site for “magnesium glycinate”. It’s important to supplement with the right type of magnesium. With all the different nomenclatures and types out there (e.g. magnesium citrate, magnesium sulfate, magnesium hydroxide, chloride, magnesium oxide), it can get confusing, especially when various health bodies (like the NIH in the United States) don’t recommend a specific type.
Even with supplementation, it can be challenging to get the right amount of magnesium. To potentiate this dietary supplement for ideal absorption, retention, and utilization, it’s best to consume it with carbonated mineral water.