One of the most important minerals for our body is magnesium. We need it for a proper blood pressure, a healthy heart, processes of many vital nutrients, good neurological health etc.
Unfortunately, magnesium deficiency is very common. Its malabsorption can be caused by numerous health problems. You may have a diet rich in magnesium, but you’ll still be deficient. Your body needs to intake dietary magnesium.
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Here are some of the most common symptoms you can notice if you’re deficient in magnesium:
1. Muscle Spasms
Magnesium deficiency is considered to be among the most common problems that can cause muscle spasms although they can be triggered by other health problems, too. In case you have too many muscle spasms, try to take a magnesium supplement like magnesium glycinate. It is bio-available and it should improve the spasms. Try to consume foods that contain magnesium: avocados, dark chocolate, bananas, spinach, pumpkin seeds, etc.
Vertigo can be caused by a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is very important for the health of our brain as well as our ears.
3. Noise Sensitivity
Sensitivity to noise can be caused by magnesium deficiency, too. Consume more dark chocolate or cashews and see if it gets better. If you notice a difference, then start taking some magnesium supplements.
4. Chronic Fatigue
We have all felt tired, but chronic fatigue can be caused by a magnesium deficiency. It is very important about the energy distribution throughout our body.
5. Panic Attacks, Confusion and Anxiety
Magnesium deficiency can cause neurological distress. In order to absorb magnesium well, you need calcium, so make sure you intake it, too. Vitamins K and D are also necessary. The best supplements that you can take and are bio-available are calcium citrate tablets.
6. Problems With The Sleep
Co-Q-10 needs magnesium in order to be built well. It’s a brain chemical and the co-enzyme for melatonin. It helps us sleep well. Our sleep cycle becomes regulated with the help of these chemicals. We need to intake enough magnesium in order to have a healthy sleep. Try to intake more magnesium in case you’ve noticed that you aren’t sleeping well lately.
7. High Blood Pressure
Calcium and magnesium are actually calming minerals. Magnesium deficiency can cause problems with your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is high, start taking magnesium supplements for a while to see how everything goes.
Consume foods rich in magnesium, but also try taking oral supplements. Another great way to increase your magnesium levels is with the help of Epsom salt baths. Epsom salt actually contains magnesium sulfate. These baths are abundant in magnesium and when we bathe in them, we start absorbing the magnesium through our skin. This is even considered to be a better way to increase your levels of magnesium than supplementing. You just need to be careful! In case you don’t tolerate sulfur, avoid these Epsom salt baths as they can cause health issues!