Magnesium is one of the essential minerals that we need for good health.
Modern farming methods have seen the natural levels of magnesium in our foods decrease, and being deficient is quite common.
Common symptoms of magnesium deficiency –
Are you stressed?
Do you suffer from leg cramps at night?
Do your toes cramp when exercising?
Do your eyelids twitch?
Do you suffer from tension headaches?
Do you have painful periods?
Do you get agitated easily?
Do you have trouble sleeping?
Do you suffer from depression?
If you have a yes next to any of the above, you could be magnesium deficient.
Magnesium is vital for muscles, the heart and the kidneys. It helps to relax muscles, plays a part in energy production, and helps to regulate calcium levels.
Excess consumption of coffee, soft drink, a diet high in salt and alcohol consumption can reduce the levels of magnesium in the body.
Magnesium is available from natural food sources such as leafy green vegetables, brown rice, whole grains, oats, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, legumes, pistachio nuts, bananas, bran cereals and cocoa.
A magnesium supplement can be very beneficial. Start at 200mg per day and increase up to 400mg per day if symptoms are not subsiding. (If you suffer from heart or kidney disease, please check with a qualified medical practitioner before commencing magnesium supplementation)
Magnesium is natures ‘chill pill’ and really is beneficial to help us cope with stress and anxiety!
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7 thoughts on “Are You Magnesium Deficient?”
wow, this could be me. interesting.
This is a really timely reminder for me. I’ve been meaning to try magnesium for a while. I’ve also been told it’s good for anxiety. My teenager and I experience many of those symptoms you describe above so I think we’ll both give it a go.
Some great tips there – I might have to check into magnesium because a few of the points were very familiar …
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Wow, I’ve used magnesium for restless legs before (need to get some more actually!) but I didn’t know it had all those other benefits!
I could quite possibly be magnesium deficient. I take supplements fairly regularly, and find they definitely help the leg cramps I get a lot of.
I think I’m probably magnesium deficient. Thankfully, I’ve booked in to see a naturopath again tomorrow. I wish herbs were not quite so much like Witches Brew. Ugh.