At San Franskinny, we are committed to providing you with the most healthy, cutting edge, and up to date weight loss program available for your long term health and weight loss goals.  Our Program is designed to combine short term measures for weight loss with long term strategies that in addition to helping you lose weight, help you become healthier, more energized, and more balanced.

Research shows that many of these vitamin deficiencies that cause weight gain are also associated with the development of chronic diseases such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and many others including cardiovascular disease, Metabolic Syndrome, etc.  It is our goal, therefore to help you Prevent or even Reverse diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes by helping you lose weight and replace the essential vitamins for weight loss that are missing from your diet.  

We recommend several approaches to replenishing the essential vitamins for weight loss including:

  1. Eating More Nutrient Dense Foods that contain the essential vitamins for weight loss. It is important to remove processed foods, fast foods, and excessive alcohol and caffeine from your diet.
  2. Weight Loss Shots and Lipo Injections:  These are very effective at rapidly replacing essential vitamins for weight loss as you are bypassing the digestive process and getting them directly into the blood via a shot.  
  3. Taking our Custom Vitamin Formulations including the Skinny Pack, Stress Support, and our mineral water.  These formulations, created by our founder, Dr. Morgan Camp MD, are designed with the highest quality and highest strength of vitamins and minerals available for your needs.  

The 10 Most important Minerals and Vitamins for Weight Loss include:

  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin D3
  • Oils: Fish Oil, Krill Oil, Primrose Oil
  • Probiotics
  • Minerals including Vanadium, Chromium, Zinc, and Iodine
  • Vitamin B12
  • B-Complex
  • Folic Acid

Magnesium:  The Most Common Mineral Deficiency

Magnesium is the most common mineral deficiency in the US with some estimates that greater than 80% of adults are deficient in this essential mineral.  

The Most Common Symptoms Of Magnesium Deficiency Include:  

  • Weight Gain and Insulin Resistance
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Muscle Cramping
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

The Many Benefits of Magnesium Include:  

  • Improved blood sugar and insulin sensitivity
  • Critical for muscle health
  • Important for brain health and memory
  • Improves sleep, and calms anxiety
  • Improved Energy and Mental Clarity

What are the best Foods Sources of Magnesium?

Typically Magnesium is highest in green leafy vegetables.  Here are our favorite recommended sources of Magnesium that are also part of our Diet at San Franskinny:

  1. Spinach — 1 cup: 157 milligrams (40% DV)
  2. Chard — 1 cup: 154 milligrams (38% DV)
  3. Pumpkin seeds — 1/8 cup: 92 milligrams (23% DV)
  4. Yogurt or Kefir — 1 cup: 50 milligrams (13% DV)
  5. Black Beans — ½ cup: 60 milligrams (15% DV)
  6. Avocado — 1 medium: 58 milligrams  (15% DV)

What is the Proper form of Magnesium to take in Supplement form?

  • Dr. Camp recommends Magnesium Glycinate, Magnesium Threonate, or Magnesium Malate.  
  • These forms are highly absorbed and therefore get into your bloodstream at high levels.
  • Other forms such as Magnesium Citrate are good for Constipation.  However they work for constipation because they are NOT Absorbed well, and so they cause water to enter your Colon, thus relieving your constipation, however since the Magnesium stays in the colon, it just exits your body with your feces ( now that becomes what we call, Expensive Poop!)

Research Studies:

Type 2 Diabetes — People who consume higher amounts of magnesium have less chance of developing type-2 diabetes. A study published in a 2013 issue of the Journal of Nutrition showed that a higher magnesium intake correlated with lower fasting blood sugar and insulin levels, conditions that make you less likely to develop type-2 diabetes.

Stroke Prevention — A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which was done on 241,378 participants, found a diet high in magnesium could reduce the risk of a stroke by 8 percent. Another study found that increasing magnesium through diet decreased the risk of a heart attack by 38 percent.

Type 2 Diabetes — Diets high in magnesium foods can also significantly lower the risk of type 2 diabetes because magnesium plays a role in glucose metabolism. An increase of 100 milligrams a day of magnesium was found to decrease the risk of diabetes by 15 percent in a meta-analysis of the data.

Osteoporosis — Magnesium is essential  for bone formation and for the use of calcium.  A study published in Biology Trace Element Research found that supplementing with magnesium slowed the development of osteoporosis.

Migraine Headaches — Magnesium food deficiency has been linked to migraine headaches.  A study published in Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics found that taking 300 milligrams of magnesium twice a day reduced the frequency of migraine headaches.

The Most Common Causes of Magnesium Deficiency

Most common causes of magnesium deficiency include:

  • Consuming less than three servings of vegetables per day
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • A diet high in sugar and phytic acid
  • Taking prescription medications like antibiotics and diuretics
  • Poor digestive absorption due to leaky gut

Testing for Magnesium Deficiency:

Would you like to test yourself for Magnesium Deficiency?  In his private practice, Dr. Camp tested thousands of patients using the rbc Magnesium test from Labcorp.  The “normal” range is 4.6-6.4 with the optimal level between 5.8-6.4.  If you are told you are normal and your value is below 5.8, and you have any of the symptoms above of Magnesium Deficiency, then please consider increasing your supplementation for 6 months and re-testing.  

*Note:  In his private practice, Dr. Camp found >90% of all of his patients had low levels of Magnesium.  

**Additional note: It may take 6-12 months or longer to raise your Magnesium level from low to optimal even if you are taking the correct form and dose.