Over breathing causes deficiencies in Magnesium, Calcium, potassium and Chloride.

Over-breathing means breathing in excess of your metabolic needs.
Breathing more than 14 gentle diaphragmatic breaths a minute at rest (standing/sitting).

Mouth breathing, sighing regularly, yawning, gasping all contribute to over-breathing.

Doing this regularly leads to mild blood PH alkalosis. To counter this the body dumps bicarbonate in urine to re-balance the blood PH. But the bicarbonate often takes magnesium, sodium, calcium & potassium (and possibly others) with it.  So we become deficient in these minerals just from the way we breathe!   How are you breathing?


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