10 Signs Of Magnesium Deficiency
Below are 10 signs that clue as to whether or not someone has a magnesium deficiency.
1. Poor Cognitive Processing
2. Headaches & Chronic Migraines
Much of this has to do with magnesium's ability to help regulate calcium balance within neuronal cells. Too much calcium can lead to neurotoxic effects where the brain cells are overstimulated and this is a major factor in headaches and migraine formation.
3. Constipation & IBS
6. Muscle Spasms & Cramping
7. Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia
8. Heart Arrhythmia
9. Numbness and Tingling
This effect has been highlighted in research showing protective properties against peripheral neuropathy induced by certain cancer therapies.
10. Mood Disorders
Ways To Support Magnesium Levels
1. Magnesium Rich Foods
As with most nutrients, always start with your diet. There are plenty of great food sources of magnesium that are easy to incorporate into your daily life. Some of my favorites are:
Picking a few high-magnesium foods and consuming them on a regular basis. For example, use avocados to make avocado chocolate protein pudding and eat it for lunch!
2. Epsom Salt Baths
3. Supplemental Magnesium
When it comes down to it, our food supply just isn’t what it used to be. Industrialization and poor attention to soil quality has depleted our soil of vital nutrients that used to be passed into the food we ate. Although we are starting to wake up to this fact and make more conscious efforts to create nourished farming conditions, our food is still lacking in the nutrition our bodies need.
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