Many people think they can get all the nutrients they need from food. Sadly, this is often not the case, as the food that’s commonly found in shops and restaurants is often industrially farmed. 

Wheat is one of the foods that have significantly dropped in nutritional value. Protein concentrations and minerals in wheat have seen a 50% decline.

For example, you might think that broccoli is good for you, as it’s filled with vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as minerals like calcium.

But the truth is broccoli used to contain around 12.9 mg of calcium in the 1950s. Fast forward to 2003, and broccoli only contains 4.4 mg of calcium. 

Similarly, carrots used to contain 32mg of magnesium (Mg) per 100g in 1963, compared to 25 Mg in 1999. 

The main reason for the decline is twofold. Firstly, many botanists and agriculturists didn’t regard Mg deficiency in plants as severe health problems. Secondly, the quality of the soil has significantly declined since humans began industrialisation. 

This article will explore what magnesium supplements or medications, such as tablets, are good for and what magnesium is used for in the human body.

Plus seven health benefits of taking supplementation magnesium, and 6 magnesium deficiency symptoms!