FACT: 40% of the world population suffers from a magnesium deficiency.
Magnesium helps in the regulation of blood pressure, protects the heart, muscles, bones, relieves insomnia, anxiety, depression, promotes weight loss, improves circulation and the metabolism, helps in pregnancyand affects a number of other positive reactions in the body.
Unfortunately, foods rich in magnesium, such as dark leaf vegetables (spinach, chard, kale, broccoli ..), avocados, barley, buckwheat, beets, figs, nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashew, Brazil nut) are rarely on the daily menu.
Moreover, consumption of large amounts of coffee, alcohol and other diuretics helps in excretion ofmagnesium, which further leads to a low level of this mineral in the body.
What are the magnesium deficiency symptoms and how to boost the magnesium levels?
Here are the 10 most common magnesium deficiency symptoms:
- Cramps in the feet, muscles (especially the muscles of the legs) and flickering eyelid
- Lack of appetite
- Headache, sensitivity to noise, migraine
- Problems with digestion or frequent nausea
- Low energy and chronic fatigue
- Weakness of the body
- Sleep disorders, chronic under-sleeping
- Numbness of certain body parts
- Behavioral changes – increased irritability, agitation, panic attacks, manic-depressive episodes
- Irregular heart work, coronary spasms, reducing and blocking of blood flow, that can lead to stroke and / or heart attack
These are the 5 most powerful ways to boost your magnesium levels:
- A diet rich in magnesium (consume more of the above mentioned foods)
- Avoid refined sugar, coffee, alcohol, carbonated drinks
- Consume magnesium supplements, such as sodium citrate or sodium glycan
- Combine magnesium supplements with calcium supplements, vitamin D and vitamin K2, as well as B-complex vitamins
- Reduce sources of stress and exposure to stress