All The Signs of Magnesium Deficiency Found..


The signs of magnesium deficiency may have someone scratching their head wondering what's wrong.

Magnesium is a very important mineral, and a lack of it can cause some disturbing symptoms. A deficiency has been found in headache sufferers and is linked to the cause/trigger of headaches. Some of the first signs of a magnesium deficiency are:

  • Fatigue and muscle weakness. 
  • Depression 
  • Nervousness 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Abnormal heart rhythm could signal low levels of magnesium. 
  • Twitching

How many people would even think that a deficiency of magnesium may in fact be the cause of some of these symptoms. If you suspect any signs of magnesium deficiency , have a doctor do blood test to confirm the suspicion. Some of the signs above may mean nothing, but if experienced often may be because of low levels of magnesium. 

People that are most likely to be magnesium deficient 

  • Diabetic people run a higher risk of having a magnesium deficiency.
  • Abusing  alcohol robs magnesium. 
  • Laxatives, or any kind of drugs that lowers potassium.
  • Magnesium deficient may exist if there's some type of heart failure. 

Good food sources


Supplements are the best choice to keep the magnesium up to par but foods high in magnesium are:

  • Fruits such as apples, bananas and apricots. 
  • Vegetables such as beans, whole grains, dark green vegetables, and brown rice. 
  • Animal group as in diary products, meat, fish and oysters. 
  • Nuts 

One simple method of restoring  magnesium levels would be to take a supplement of magnesium sulfate, or magnesium gluconate at 325 to 450 mg. 

Possible side effects of magnesium

If signs of magnesium deficiency are present don't go out and take to much. As little as 350 to 500 mg for some people can give them a case of diarrhea. Also if you have any kind of kidney disease, don't take a magnesium supplement. 

Use caution while taking magnesium.

  • While taking magnesium, in order to maintain proper nutrient balance, take a calcium supplement, and also vitamins B6.  
  • If  taking a diuretic, muscle relaxant, a blood thinner drug, or ulcer medicine, magnesium can interact with these medicines.

Some uses of magnesium!!

Other than using it to help when one has signs of magnesium deficiency , doctors also use magnesium to treat heart pain, migraine headache (what this site is about), anxiety, Parkinson's disease, heart attack, cardiovascular, premenstrual syndrome, fibromyalgia, diabetes, constipation, chronic fatigue syndrome.

Magnesium has a crucial role in many of the bodily functions. Just to name a few: Notice how we said above that one of the signs of magnesium deficiency  was abnormal heart rhythm? The beating of your heart depends on magnesium by maintaining a regular heart rhythm, and magnesium also assists in the clotting of the blood. Magnesium also helps in the creation of bones. 

One of the signs of a magnesium deficiency was fatigue, and weakness, and that may be because of magnesium's central role in the formation of Adenosine Triphosphate, (ATP) which is the fuel that the body runs on.

If you have any signs of a magnesium deficiency, don't hesitate to act. Whether it's migraine headaches, or any of the other signs we mentioned above, this is something you want to have tested, and treated.

Thanks for reading.

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