The answer is likely “Yes” that you are deficient in Magnesium. 80% of tested adults are.
This mineral is the 4th most abundant and used in over 300 reactions in the body.
Every cell in the human body demands adequate magnesium to function. Strong bones and teeth, balanced hormones, a healthy nervous and cardiovascular system, well functioning detoxification pathways and much more depend upon cellular magnesium. Soft tissue contains the highest percentages of magnesium in the body these include the brain and the heart—two organs that produce a large amount of electrical activity, which can be especially vulnerable to magnesium insufficiency.
Proper magnesium ratios are important for the body to correctly use calcium in the cells. A small deficiency can lead to a dangerous calcium imbalance leading to symptoms like heart trouble, migraine headaches, muscle cramps and premenstrual cramping.
Why are we deficient?
Modern farming processes have depleted the soil of its natural magnesium. Water was once a good source of magnesium, but fluoride in drinking water binds with magnesium, forming a nearly insoluble mineral compound. Water, in fact, could be an excellent source of magnesium—if it comes from deep wells. These additional dietary factors can also deplete magnesium:
• Processed food
• Foods high in phytic acid
Medications like birth control pills, anti-hypertensives, diuretics, insulin, and certain antibiotics deplete magnesium levels.
• 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 odor
• Bad short term memory
• Poor coordination
• Insulin resistance
• Carbohydrate cravings
• Frequent cavities or poor dental health
• Gut disorders
• Kidney stones
• Thyroid problems
If you are concerned about your magnesium levels, call our office for a consultation. We can help you find effective forms of supplementation and to simply feel better!