The Master Mineral, also known as magnesium, is responsible for several hundred metabolic processes in the body. Being deficient in it can cause all kinds of health issues that can masquerade as other problems so you might not figure it out right away.
Why is Magnesium important?
Magnesium is needed in order for the proper transportation of calcium to take place throughout the body. Calcium needs other nutrients such as Magnesium, Silica, Vitamin D, Vitamin K that help allow it to become one with bone. Excess calcium consumption has been linked to heart health issues because it stays in the blood rather than being absorbed into the bone as intended and ends up calcifying into arterial plaque.
Magnesium plays a part in many parts of the body. Magnesium is a mineral that is anti-inflammatory. It touts boosted protection against illnesses like arthritis and Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, diabetes, respiratory issues and more. In many cases, just raising magnesium levels can have a profoundly positive effect.
Do you have Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms?
You may experience symptoms if you are deficient in magnesium
- Inability to sleep or insomnia
- Mental disturbances
- Sensitivity to noise
- Anxiety, depression or restlessness
- Infertility or PMS
- Muscle soreness or spasms
- High levels of stress
- Fatigue or unusual tiredness
- Heart “flutters” or palpitations
- Fuzzy brain or difficulty concentrating
- Coldness in extremities
- Body odor
- Allergies and sensitivities
- Lack of appetite
- Back pain
- Lacking short term memory
- Poor coordination
- Insulin resistance
- Carbohydrate cravings
- Gut disorders
- Frequent cavities or poor dental health
- Kidney stones
- Thyroid problems
- PMS symptoms
What causes a magnesium deficiency?
Because of modern farming methods, our soils are depleted of not only magnesium but also many other trace minerals that used to be present. 240 to 420 milligrams is the Recommended Daily Allowance for magnesium. *Some doctors feel it should be double the current RDA.
Your doctor can test your Magnesium levels by using an Exa Test. Blood tests are not particularly accurate. This is because magnesium operates inside of your cells. Blood tests only catch what is in the bloodstream itself.
Paying attention to your body can let you know you need to add extra magnesium to your supplement regimen.
Other causes of depletion can include:
- Drinking fluoridated water
- Drinking alcohol
- Eating processed food (depleted of minerals)
- Birth control pills
- Hypertension medicine
- Certain antibiotics
Suspect you may be low in Magnesium?
Check out the options!
1. Boost the amount of magnesium-rich foods you eat.
- Black beans
- Sunflower seeds
- Sesame, Pumpkin, Sunflower seeds
- Brown Rice
- Dark Chocolate
- Dried Figs
2. Magnesium Citrate is among the most easily absorbed forms of Magnesium.
3. Transdermal Magnesium – Magnesium Chloride, also known as Magnesium Oil, is not oil but a brine solution found in sea beds. Magnesium can be applied directly to the skin to help with chronic pain and muscle cramps.
*If you are deficient, it can sting after application. Topically it is very salty and can leave a white chalky film on your skin and an odd residue. It is advisable to either use it before bedtime or to spray it on, leave for a good 20 minutes to allow it to soak in, then re-shower before getting dressed.
If Magnesium Deficiency is indeed causing you physical issues, once you begin supplementing you should begin to notice a difference within a matter of days.
If symptoms persist seek medical advice.
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