MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS
Publish Date: 01/06/2018 | Updated: 30/09/2018
You couldn't sleep last night. Again. "Tired" is an understatement right now.
As if your fatigue is not enough, your heart can't stop racing.
Sure, you're under some pressure. But you've had worse days.
Why does it feel like you're about to have a panic attack, then?
You decide to head to the doctor. Just in case something is terribly wrong.
After two short minutes the doctor declares that you are stressed. He prescribes some pill a spelling-bee wouldn't care to pronounce, arms you with a sick note, and sends you home to go and de-stress.
For now. Because as you well know by now, you'll be going through this scenario again. In a few weeks, or months, or maybe next year some time (if you're lucky) it will start all over again.
Wouldn't it be great if you could find a solution to this seemingly endless, vicious cycle?
Well, you can.
"Magnesium is the master mineral. It tells the other minerals what to do and where to do it." - Dr Carol Dean
Magnesium deficiency symptoms are so common, they almost always slip under the radar.
From a simple headache to a complicated issue like a seizure, magnesium deficiency is the culprit behind many, many ill-health conditions.
AncientMinerals.com writes, "Low magnesium is known in research circles as the silent epidemic of our times."
WHAT IS MAGNESIUM?
WebMD.com writes: "Magnesium is a mineral found in the earth’s crust, and in your body. It’s needed for healthy bones, heart, muscles, and nerves. It helps your body control energy, blood sugar, blood pressure, and many other processes."
THE ROLE OF MAGNESIUM IN YOUR BODY
In the video below, Dr Carolyn Dean explains how magnesium is involved in over three hundred enzyme systems in the body.
Magnesium is crucial for:
Dr Dean further explains how food soil has been deprived of magnesium and how we are now getting much less magnesium from our diets as opposed to a hundred years ago.
Conventional medicine has not yet woken up to the research done on magnesium deficiency and magnesium deficiency symptoms.
One reason Western Medicine is so off base is because they use blood tests to detect magnesium deficiencies in their patients. But blood tests yield no information about magnesium because the human body is strict in controlling blood magnesium levels.
To prevent cardiac arrest, your body will rob all of its cells, tissues and bones of magnesium to keep blood levels constant.
If your blood magnesium levels drop just a bit, you will have a heart attack.
If you do a blood test to detect a magnesium deficiency, your cells can be depleted while blood levels stay constant. 99% Of magnesium in your body gets stored in the cells that get "robbed", while a mere 1% is in your blood.
Blood tests are a complete waste of time. The sad fact is: doctors are not educated in this regard.
Your body does not lie though. What some consider "normal aches and pains" is, in fact, your body crying out for help and trying to tell you it desperately needs nutrition.
Let's look at ways your body might be telling you it needs the master of all minerals: magnesium.
MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:
LACK OF ENERGY, FATIGUE, AND INSOMNIA
We experience low levels of energy when our adrenal glands become overworked.
Magnesium is responsible to recover adrenal glands. Low energy levels causes you to become more stressed, and stress depletes the magnesium levels in your body.
With low magnesium levels, your body cannot relax, leading to sleep disturbances, which can turn into insomnia.
Insomnia causes fatigue and fatigue causes a lack of energy.
Feeling tired and like you have no energy all the time is a strong sign that you don't have enough magnesium in your body.
STRESS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Stress hormone production calls for high levels of magnesium; and stressful experiences can lead to the complete depletion of available levels.
When you stress, the little magnesium you have available is depleted. Without enough magnesium you become even more stressed, anxious, and often depressed...
Thus we have a vicious cycle with dangerous consequences.
Furthermore, magnesium limits the release of stress hormones; and at the same time acts as a filter to prevent such hormones from entering the brain.
Many studies prove that magnesium reduces stress, anxiety, and even depression.
Muscle cramps are one of the oldest known symptoms of magnesium deficiency.
This is because magnesium helps your muscles to relax. Without it, your muscles would always be in contraction. Without enough magnesium, your muscles can cause you a great deal of discomfort.
Why, when people become stressed out, do they reach for chocolate? Chocolate is one of the highest food sources of magnesium!
Chocolate cravings are one of the most common magnesium deficiency symptoms.
OTHER MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS
Full-blown health problems tie back to magnesium deficiency. Most people with chronic diseases or issues benefit from supplementation therapy. The reason is because chronic illness equals stress, and stress depletes this crucial mineral at a rapid pace.
The Journal of the American College of Nutrition writes:
"... Patients with diagnoses of depression, epilepsy, diabetes mellitus, tremor, Parkinsonism, arrhythmias, circulatory disturbances (stroke, cardiac infarction, arteriosclerosis), hypertension, migraine, cluster headache, cramps, neurovegetative disorders, abdominal pain, osteoporosis, asthma, stress dependent disorders, tinnitus, ataxia, confusion, preeclampsia, weakness, might also be consequences of the magnesium deficiency syndrome."
The article referenced above also mentions neurovegetative disorders as a possible result of magnesium deficiency.
WHY ARE WE SO DEFICIENT?
CAN I EAT A HEALTHY DIET TO COMBAT MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY?
Processed products are not the only foods devoid of magnesium.
Pesticides and herbicides contaminate almost all farming soil and as a consequence depletes magnesium levels in the soil.
Even a clean field can become tainted because of the vast amounts of pesticides and herbicides in neighbouring fields and in the air.
Also, pesticides kill beneficial bacteria and fungi necessary for plant nutrition.
HOW CAN I GET ENOUGH MAGNESIUM IN MY BODY?
1. Stay away from refined and processed foods which no longer have minerals, vitamins and fibre. What's worse, processed foods steal magnesium because our bodies use more magnesium to metabolise it.
2. Try to buy all your fruits and vegetables from local organic farmers. You may pay more, but paying more is better than not taking care of your body and paying with your life!
3. Supplement with a brand you can trust, like Metabole.
AUTHOR: MELISSA NIEMANN
Freelance Writer & Artist
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