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Never Ignore THESE 5 Signs of Magnesium Deficiency!

In this article, we outline the importance of magnesium deficiency, and the foods and supplements to combat it.

Magnesium is often overlooked in terms of its importance to our health and well-being. It has some very important nutrients that are essential to good health, and magnesium content should be monitored as closely as other elements of your diet.

Magnesium deficiency can create health problems if left untreated for too long, as many people focus on calcium deficiency instead. You may be suffering from a magnesium deficiency if you experience any of the following symptoms:
  • Weakness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

These symptoms can be quite common for lots of illnesses, and so you should take concern if you start experiencing
  • Seizures
  • Abnormal hearth rhythms
  • Coronary spasm
  • Change in personality
  • Cramps and contractions in the muscles
  • Tingling and numbness

If you suffer from any of these more serious symptoms, approach your doctor who can give you a test to see if you are deficient in magnesium or not.

Certain foods have decent levels of magnesium, but even when eaten in large quantities, it is hard to reach even 200mg a day by food alone. Foods that are high in magnesium are:
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Any type of seaweed or leafy vegetables
  • Avocado
  • Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
  • Beans
  • Nuts

You can take magnesium in other forms too. Epsom salt when used in a bath is a great way for the body to absorb extra magnesium. Supplements can also be taken. Some of the best ones are:
  • Magnesium lactate/Magnesium chloride-contains 12% magnesium
  • Magnesium oxide-contains 60% magnesium and it’s bound with fatty acid or an organic acid
  • Magnesium glycinate-best options for those who are trying to improve their magnesium levels, because of its highest absorption properties
  • Magnesium carbonate-contains about 45% magnesium

Many people have been wrongly lead to believe that the correct calcium-magnesuim ratio is 2:1, or that we need twice as much calcium than magnesium, when in fact the real ration is 1:1. If you supplement your diet with calcium, you should be supplementing the same amount of magnesium too.

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