Magnesium deficiency is more common than we think!
Role of Magnesium in the body:
- Regulates permeability of the cell membranes
- Participates in energy production
- Participates in metabolisms of sugar
- Controls blood pressure and nervous system
- Prevents muscle cramps
- Prevents depression fatigue and weakness
- Prevents diabetes and osteoporosis
Most common symptoms of Magnesium deficiency include:
- Muscle twitches and cramps.
- Mental health conditions – anxiety, depression, nervousness, irritability, seasonal affective disorders (SAD), mental numbness, and lack of emotions.
- Osteoporosis. Yes, not the calcium deficiency. Deficiency might weaken bones directly, but it also lowers the blood levels of calcium, the main building block of bones. magnesium depletion results in reduced bone mass
- Fatigue and muscle weakness. Scientists believe the weakness is caused by the loss of potassium in muscle cells, a condition associated with magnesium deficiency
- High Blood Pressure, especially systolic (the top number). magnesium deficiency may increase blood pressure and promote high blood pressure, which is a strong risk factor for heart disease.
- Asthma. magnesium levels tend to be lower in individuals with asthma than in people who do not have this condition. Researchers believe a lack of magnesium may cause the buildup of calcium in the muscles lining the airways of the lungs. This causes the airways to constrict, making breathing more difficult
- Arrhythmia – Irregular heartbeat. Other possible symptoms of arrhythmia may include lightheadedness, shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting, dizziness and fatigue. Scientists believe that an imbalance of potassium levels inside and outside of heart muscle cells – a condition associated with magnesium deficiency — may be to blame. Some people with congestive heart failure and arrhythmia have been shown to have lower magnesium levels than people who don’t have heart failure.