In today's on-the-go lifestyle that includes fast-food runs and high stress in the workplace, Americans are feeling the effects of magnesium deficiency.
Though once abundant in plant and animal sources, most foods today are overly processed, removing most of the nutritional content. Americans are simply not getting enough magnesium from the foods they consume. In fact, 80% of the U.S. population is magnesium deficient. On average, consumers are receiving about 175-225mg of magnesium a day when the RDA for magnesium is 400-420mg per day for men, and 310-320mg per day for women.