7 Warning Signs That Your Magnesium Chloride Levels Are Dangerously Low (And How To Fix It)
Magnesium plays a critical role in the body. It is important for heart function, blood pressure control, neurological health and the processing of other vital nutrients.
It is surprisingly easy to become magnesium deficient. Any number of medical conditions can contribute to malabsorption. This means you may be deficient even if your diet is not, but you may also be deficient because you aren't getting enough dietary magnesium.
Some symptoms of magnesium deficiency include:
1. Muscle Spasms
Muscle spasms can be caused by a number of different things, but magnesium deficiency is a very common cause. It may also indicate potassium deficiency or other issues. One way to check if it is magnesium is to take a bio-available magnesium supplement, such as magnesium glycinate, and see if your spasms improve. You can also add magnesium rich foods to your diet. This includes bananas, dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, spinach and avocados.
If you find that you have vertigo or feel like the room is spinning, this can be an indicator of a magnesium deficiency. This is in part because it plays a significant role in brain health and in part because it plays a significant role in ear health.
3. Noise Sensitivity
If you feel like everything is irritatingly loud, you may be magnesium deficient. See if a handful of cashews or some dark chocolate helps make things more tolerable. If so, you probably need to supplement for a time.
4. Chronic Tiredness
Everyone gets tired at times, but if you just never seem to have any energy, this may be a sign of a magnesium deficiency. It plays a critical role in how the body distributes energy, so when it is deficient you will find your get up and go has got up and went.
5. Anxiety, Confusion and Panic Attacks
These can be signs of neurological distress and one source can be too little magnesium. Keep in mind that you also need calcium to properly absorb magnesium and you need both vitamins D and K to properly absorb calcium. For best effect, look for bio-available supplements, such as calcium citrate tablets. The most common form of calcium, calcium carbonate, is about like eating sea shells and the body has trouble making use of it.
6. Sleep Problems
Magnesium is an important building block in Co-Q-10. This is the co-enzyme for melatonin, the brain chemical that helps you sleep. These chemicals help regulate your circadian cycle, also known as your sleep cycle. Getting enough magnesium is important to maintaining a healthy waking and sleeping cycle. If you aren't sleeping well, upping your magnesium intake is a good first step to take to try to resolve it.
7. High Blood Pressure
Magnesium and calcium both have a reputation as being calming minerals. Given the negative impact a magnesium deficiency can have on your blood pressure, it's no wonder that you feel stressed when you aren't getting enough of it. If you are prone to high blood pressure, you may need to supplement for several months to begin bringing your blood pressure down. But it's very worth it. You will feel so much better once your blood pressure is no longer through the roof.
In addition to taking oral supplements or eating the right foods, you can improve your magnesium status by taking Epsom salt baths. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate and is readily absorbed through the skin when added to your bath. If you suffer malabsorption, this may be a better way to improve your magnesium status than trying to take oral supplements. Just be mindful that if you have a problem tolerating sulfur, this is not for you.
Do you recognize some of your issues on this list? Are you already knocking back some cashews or dark chocolate before even finishing the article? Do you have a friend you think needs to see this post ASAP?
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