9 Signs That Your Body Lacks in Magnesium

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Don’t you think it is odd when you are always tired no matter how much rest you must have had? Ever noticed that the twitching in your eyes and muscle spasms are more unusual than usual?

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It is most likely be a case where you are suffering from lack of magnesium in your body and amendment needs to be made fast before things get out of hands.

Deficiency in magnesium may open doors to many illnesses because plenty of process in the body solely depends on the presence of magnesium. It is very vital that you monitor how your body reacts in some specific way.

This would help you know when something is definitely off and needs immediate attention if you notice the following signs;

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1. Muscle soreness and cramping

It can be painful when you suffer from occasional muscle cramps and pain. This is a clear sign of low magnesium in the body, and it is essential you do something to bring the level back to normal.

Magnesium and Vitamin D, E and B are excellent alternatives in preventing cramps and soreness in the muscles. Visit your doctor to recommend the proper dose of vitamins, and you could also try massaging the affected areas to alleviate the pain.

2. Sugar food cravings

Be assured something is wrong when there is an uncontrollable craving to eat sweet things. It clearly indicates your body is lacking in some minerals and it’s almost sure it is magnesium.

Magnesium loss in women can be linked to menstruation and in athletes, who burn magnesium during muscle works. It is very vital that there are constant steps to replenish the magnesium level in the body.

3. Insomnia

A number of things can cause sleep deprivation, and one of them is the low level of magnesium in the body. Magnesium is crucially needed for the brain during brain relaxation. Brain relaxation is the ability of the brain to make the body relax and fall asleep peacefully.

So if the body doesn’t have the needed amount of magnesium, there is no way it would efficiently function.

Also, since the low level of magnesium can cause soreness and cramps, it can become worst at night and may result to “feet syndrome”, the condition that causes the legs to shudder at night and can also cause restlessness, hence, lowers the quality of sleep.

4. Acid reflux

Magnesium deficiency can make ingested food and stomach acid move up to the oesophagus and may lead to acid reflux which can be very discomforting as it causes heartburn. Increase the magnesium level in the body and notice you won’t have to dread eating again.

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5. Bone disease

As terrible as this may sound, it is not unfixable. The chances of having bone diseases due to the low level of magnesium in the body can lead to an increased risk of bone fractures and even osteoporosis. Simply introduce magnesium into your daily diet, and your bones would be as strong as metals.

6. Fatigue

The cells in your body require magnesium to function at their optimum level. Lack of magnesium would starve the body of energy even the cellular level, and this can manifest as fatigue, lack of mobility and drop in physical strength.

7. Stress

You may experience a strange and unexplainable level of stress, and this may be due to the lack of magnesium in the body. Magnesium is vital in building a healthy nervous system, and this element is critical for relaxation. Lack of magnesium may cause anxiety, stress, and apathy, and may increase the level of depression.

8. Constipation

Who would ever enjoy bowel discomfort? Magnesium could, however, cause a significant level of discomfort if the body lacks it. Since it is linked to tons of function in the body, lack of magnesium may stress the digestive tract and could cause the intestine not to work correctly.

This invariably leads to constipation, but you don’t have to suffer for this when all you could do is boosting your body magnesium level.

9. Headaches

Lack of magnesium may cause extreme headaches leading to migraines. The deficiency of this mineral may cause the blood vessels in the brain to quickly contract and expand leading to frequent headaches and sometimes migraines.

Feeding the body a sufficient amount of magnesium would reduce the inconsistent brain change in the blood vessels and reduce the risk of headaches.

Foods high in magnesium

A number of people don’t get the needed magnesium because of the unhealthy eating habit, but maintaining a balanced diet can guarantee the body’s daily need for magnesium.

Food that can increase the body’s magnesium level:

  1. Cereals
  2. Nuts and seeds
  3. Beans
  4. Fresh and dried fruits
  5. Fish
  6. Greens

Be sure to consult your medical doctor for dietary advises to help further boost the magnesium in your body.

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Oluwafemi Michael
Oluwafemi Michael is an online Mental Health Therapist, Advocate for Mental Health Awareness, a programmer, and also a content creator from Edo state, Akoko-Edo LG.
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