Do You Have A Magnesium Deficiency?

Magnesium… We’ve kind of heard of it, meaning we know we need it. Yet, do we really know what it actually does for us? Or why it’s good for us? Magnesium is involved in more than 300 metabolic processes in our bodies, leading to the mineral being nicknamed the “master mineral.” So what does it mean to have a magnesium deficiency? And what are your symptoms, you ask? Well, let’s find out!

Magnesium plays a key role in regulating how well the human body converts food into energy, making it a vital mineral for us to properly function at our peak performance. Magnesium is also responsible for many bodily processes. It is an anti-inflammatory mineral offering protection against illnesses like arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease. It has been used to remedy problems such as: high blood pressure, diabetes, respiratory issues, and much more. While magnesium intake can alleviate problems in our body, a deficiency can cause problems as well. Here are the ten most common magnesium deficiency symptoms:

– Muscle Cramps
– Tremors
– Insomnia
– Anxiety
– Respiratory Issues
– Dizziness
– Fatigue
– Difficulty Swallowing
– Poor Memory
– Body Odor

It is important to note, that while these are symptoms of a magnesium deficiency, it is not a hard and fast guide to a diagnosis. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to discuss them with your general practitioner so that they can properly assess and identify the root of the problem. For many people however, simply taking a magnesium supplement or eating foods rich in magnesium can help. Here are some examples of magnesium-rich foods:

-Pumpkin seeds

-Sunflower seeds

-Black beans

-Spinach

-Squash

-Sesame seeds

-Almonds

-Okra

These foods can aid in restoring your magnesium levels to normal. However, if symptoms persist, make sure you speak with your doctor. If you do not have a doctor to speak with and would like one, visit the Carson Tahoe Health directory. Here’s to a healthier year!