Being Magnesium deficient is more common than you think, in fact approximately 80% of Australian and American adults are Magnesium Deficient!!
Low magnesium levels are often diagnosed by symptoms alone, however you can also have a blood test carried out by your health practitioner, (it’s usual that they will also check your potassium and calcium levels as well)
The following symptoms can be signs of being Magnesium Deficient:
- Inability to sleep or insomnia
- Sensitivity to noise
- Mental disturbances
- Anxiety, depression or restlessness
- Muscle soreness or spasms
- Infertility or PMS
- High levels of stress
- Heart “flutters” or palpitations
- Fatigue or unusual tiredness
- Coldness in extremities
- Fuzzy brain or difficulty concentrating
- Allergies and sensitivities
- Lack of appetite
- Back pain
- Body odour
- Short term memory loss
- Poor coordination
- Insulin resistance
- Carbohydrate cravings
- Frequent cavities or poor dental health
- Gut disorders
- Kidney stones
- Thyroid problems
If you have more than one of the above symptoms and especially if you have more than five, it is highly likely that you could be magnesium deficient. So getting your blood checked for magnesium levels could be a very beneficial thing to do.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and it participates in over 300 hormone reactions within the body.
Every single cell in the human body demands adequate magnesium to function, or it will perish. Strong bones and teeth, balanced hormones, a healthy nervous and cardiovascular system, well-functioning detoxification pathways and much more depend upon cellular magnesium sufficiency.
Soft tissue containing the highest concentrations of magnesium in the body include the brain and the heart—two organs that produce a large amount of electrical activity, and which can be especially vulnerable to magnesium insufficiency.
Maintaining healthy magnesium levels in our systems it’s more than just important it’s vital, if we are to live a healthy life.
- Gives rigidity AND flexibility to your bones
- Increases bioavailability of calcium
- Regulates and normalizes blood pressure
- Prevents and reverses kidney stone formation
- Promotes restful sleep
- Helps prevent congestive heart failure
- Eases muscle cramps and spasms
- Lowers serum cholesterol levels and triglycerides
- Decreases insulin resistance
- Can prevent atherosclerosis and stroke
- End cluster and migraine headaches
- Enhances circulation
- Relieves fibromyalgia and chronic pain
- Treats asthma and emphysema
- Helps make proteins
- Encourages proper elimination
- Prevents osteoporosis
There are a number of foods that are a great source of Magnesium and the best sources tend to be green leafy vegetables, raw cacao, nuts and seeds
By Including magnesium-rich foods at every meal you will help boost your magnesium levels.
If you aim to have at least two servings of vegetables with every meal and a couple of pieces of fruit daily. Reduce the amount of sugar, alcohol, caffeine and processed foods to help up your magnesium intake.
Also add a quality magnesium supplement to your daily routine this can really help raise your magnesium levels. Some magnesium supplements can be poorly absorbed so check with your health practitioner for the most suitable options for you.
At the end of the day, to create a real sense of physical well-being we must provide the body with the Nutrients and food it needs.
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