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Is Your Body Craving More of This Essential Mineral?

Updated: Jun 10, 2021

Magnesium deficiency is an often overlooked health problem. Studies suggest that up to 75% of Americans are not meeting their daily requirements. A deficiency often goes undiagnosed as the signs that commonly go along with this deficiency commonly do not appear until your levels are very low.

If you’re a regular reader you know how important I think nutrients are to overall health. Our bodies know what they need, and when they aren’t getting enough of something, we feel lousy.

Take Magnesium, for example. Since most of the Magnesium in our bodies is found inside cells or in our bones, a simple blood test won’t tell us if we’re getting enough. While severe deficiency might be rare, not getting enough on a regular basis can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle Weakness

  • Loss of appetite

  • Memory issues

  • Painful joints

  • Constipation

Magnesium deficiency is a critical problem because our cells simply can’t function without this essential mineral. Magnesium is a factor in regulating blood pressure, blood sugar, and optimal immune system functioning. It also plays a part in regulating heart rhythm and nerve functioning. That’s a lot of important activity!

As we age, the risk of Magnesium deficiency is even greater due to decreased ability to absorb it, and increased excretion of the mineral by the kidneys. That makes it even more important to pay attention to your intake and monitor your symptoms. Things you might view as an inevitable part of getting older usually are a sign of a deficiency that you can do something about.

The best way to get enough is to pay attention to what you are eating. Leafy greens are a fantastic source of important minerals. Other foods that boost your Magnesium intake include:

  • Nuts

  • Seeds

  • Legumes

  • Whole grains

  • An ounce of almonds or cashews

  • ½ cup of cooked spinach

  • black beans

With all the delicious food choices that contain Magnesium, it seems like it should be easy to get enough. But it’s not always that straightforward.

Some digestive disorders can make absorption more difficult, as can medication interactions.

Taking action by providing your body with all the essential nutrients and minerals it needs will allow you to become your best, most vibrant self. And isn’t that what we all want?

Facts About Magnesium

  • Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 biochemical reactions throughout the body.

  • The average adult body contains 25 gm Magnesium with 99% being stored in bone, muscle, and soft tissue.

  • 40% of Australians don't get enough dietary magnesium

  • 70% of Australians are deficient in Magnesium

  • The average RDI for Magnesium per day For Women is 320 g

  • The average RDI for Magnesium per day For Men is 420 g

  • The average RDI for Magnesium per day For Pregnant Women is 350 g

  • Magnesium deficiency can be a cause and consequence of stress and insomnia

The Role of Magnesium in the Body

  • Influences several neurotransmitter pathways associated with mood.

  • Blocks the central sensitization of pain, inhibiting acute and chronic pain.

  • Plays a key role in nerve impulse conduction muscle contraction, vasomotor tone, and normal heart rhythm.

  • Maintains energy supply to cells. Low levels are linked to cellular dysfunction.

  • Works to prevent metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and systemic inflammation

  • Magnesium plus vitamin B6 significantly decreases the severity of PMS and symptoms associated with menopause.

Bottom Line

The symptoms that go along with Magnesium deficiency are many

  • Fatigue

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • High blood pressure

  • Muscular weakness

  • Muscle cramps

  • Twitches

  • Spasms

  • Psychosis

  • Seizures

  • Tremors

  • Loss of appetite

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Aggression

  • Migraines/headaches

  • Pain

  • Photosensitivity

  • Tinnitus

  • Asthma

  • Osteoporosis

One of the most serious symptoms of Magnesium deficiency is irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia, which may increase the risk of more serious complications, such as stroke or heart failure.

You are more at risk of Magnesium deficiency if you are not getting enough in your diet or under a lot of stress.

There are also health problems that put you at risk such as you have:

  • Diabetes

  • Poor gut health

  • Chronic diarrhea

  • Celiac disease

  • Too much alcohol also creates a deficiency

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Here at Higher Health, we have a core value that is Don’t guess ... test

Although often we can work out what you may be deficient in through your health analysis and by taking a close look at your diet.

At the end of the day, for concerns about individual nutrients, it’s best to test.

We use clinical labs, functional pathology to investigate functional, biochemical, nutritional, and hormone status.

The results provide essential information to assist your practitioner in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients seeking a holistic approach.

We keep all testing to a minimum and you are only guided on what you clearly need by your practitioner for your best possible outcome.

Start Here

We can get you started feeling better today.

You can speak to a real person, a Nutritionist, who will provide you with expert advice and point you in the right direction.

So you can target the most important place for you to be starting and focusing your attention and start to heal your specific health concerns.

This is the key to you achieving your health goals by knowing where to start.

If you are ready to heal your health issues then simply Contact Maria to book a free 15-minute consult.

You will be glad you did.

Yours in health, Maria Lucey, Nutritionist and Health coach 0438 112 050

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