In my clinic, most patients are short of nutrients. The UK’s recommended daily allowance (RDA) is the basic nutritional requirement the body needs to function. However those of us who work in the field of nutrition know that for many, the basic nutritional intake is often not enough to prevent illness and manage pre-existing conditions. Our bodies are under increasing demands in the form of pollution, stress, or ongoing infections and imbalances. To tackle these stressors, it is understandable that we may need more than the RDA to be in healthy equilibrium. Let’s explore the most common mineral deficiency I encounter in my clinic: magnesium.