Sunday, June 4, 2017

Why You Need More

I see the same things over and over and OVER again in numerous health groups.
The same issues, same symptoms, and many of them are very, very familiar.

So I point out, this symptom you are talking about is what I had when my magnesium was low, perhaps you could consider taking some magnesium. Person replies, I take magnesium, I take the full RDA, so that's not it.

Well, wait. That is still it. You are showing signs of low magnesium. And you don't understand the RDA.

The RDA, or Recommended Daily Allowance, is a guideline of how much the human body needs of a specific vitamin, mineral, protein, fat, etc. What most people DON'T know is these 2 key pieces of infomation that make such a HUGE difference.

  1. The RDA is a MINIMUM not a maximum. The maximum is called UL for Upper Limit. So RDA is the bare minimum so you don't die, not the optimal amount to feel good and not have problems.
  2. The RDA is for healthy individuals at their perfect weight. So if you weigh more than that height/weight chart indicates, adjust up. And if you are UNhealthy, adjust up.
Most individuals who are looking into supplements and RDA stuff are not just unhealthy, but very unhealthy. They don't understand why taking the RDA isn't helping- this is why. You want to look into the Upper Limit, not the RDA.

https://ods.od.nih.gov/Health_Information/Dietary_Reference_Intakes.aspx
from the site, "reference values used to plan and assess nutrient intakes of healthy people" (my emphasis)