Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

October 1, 2019 2 By Bertrand Dibbert


So let’s talk now … Since we’re
talking about symptoms, let’s talk about some of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency. What are you looking for? What are kind of some of the things that,
if you have them, could indicate that you might be deficient in magnesium? The number one symptom that I see in practice
is muscle cramps and spasms. Now, if you’ve ever had an eyelid twitch or
a shoulder muscle involuntarily twitch or a leg muscle involuntarily twitch, those are
the spasms, the uncontrollable spasms that I’m referring to. The cramps themselves are when the muscles
go into a full-blown cramp. If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the
night and your toes are cramping or your calf is cramping, that’s magnesium deficiency,
most likely. Can be. Can also be calcium deficiency, but magnesium
and calcium work together. They kind of hold hands to help regulate the
muscle control, the muscle contractility and relaxability. So, again, muscle cramps and spasms, major,
major symptom. Now, remember that your heart’s a muscle,
your blood vessels are a muscle, and even, too, what else is a muscle? Your gut is a muscle. Right? It works through peristaltic action. Those muscles are squeezing and pushing that
food down and through, from your mouth to your anus. Right? So a lot of people with magnesium deficiency
develop … We’ll put this at number two, develop heart problems, and, even though this
is not technically a symptom, it would actually be classified as a disease linked to magnesium
deficiency, the heart problems, but we’ve also got number three here, IBS, irritable
bowel syndrome, because if your bowels are spastic, if they’re not working right, it
can create constipation and/or diarrhea and/or back-and-forthing of those things intermittently. We also have, as a symptom of magnesium deficiency,
fatigue. We can develop depression when magnesium levels
drop, and, again, this goes back to the … Fatigue goes back to what I was saying earlier. You need magnesium to break down carbohydrate
and generate energy from that food that you’re eating. If you don’t have adequate magnesium, your
body’s not going to effectively generate the energy that it needs, and that fatigue is
going to set in. I’m going to add kind of a half-symptom up
here, but poor flexibility is another one. I forgot to mention this a moment ago. Because your ability to touch your toes, for
example … Many people say, “Oh, I’m just naturally a tight person.” You may have just had a very long-standing
magnesium deficiency. I’ve seen a number of people be able to improve
their flexibility, their stretching, their range of motion through magnesium supplementation. So if you can barely touch your toes, if your
muscles are really super tight and they’re tight all the time, shoulder tension, shoulder
stiffness, shoulder tightness, neck stiffness, those are all possible outcomes of that muscle
… Understand, a muscle cramp, it doesn’t have to be a cramp that lights you on fire
with pain. It can just be that your muscles are tighter,
and it reduces your capacity for flexibility. Now, additionally, let’s keep adding. So we’ve also got stress mechanism. When you don’t have magnesium, you can’t handle
stress. Your body loses its capacity to deal with
stress in a normal way. Number seven – we’re moving up here – PMS,
premenstrual symptoms. So magnesium deficiency around the cycle can
cause excessive bleeding. Magnesium deficiency around the cycle can
cause depression. It can cause water retention. So a number of things that magnesium can do. It can also cause severe sugar cravings. So those of you … and this is premenstrual
sugar cravings, but also not even around the cycle, you can have sugar cravings when your
magnesium levels are low. That’s because if your body can’t convert
sugar to energy because the magnesium is too low, then your body’s going to send a message
back to your brain saying, “Eat more,” because it needs to be able to get energy. But the problem, again, in this case, is the
brain is trying to tell you to eat more, but the problem isn’t necessarily that you need
to eat more. The problem is what you’re actually eating,
because if you’re eating sugar … Like I said earlier, if you’re eating sugar, highly
refined, then you’re not getting magnesium, and you’re just potentially making the problem
worse. Number nine, a lot of people with magnesium
deficiency can develop heartburn. Now, what did I say earlier? I said inflamed esophagus, inflamed stomach,
right? Inflammatory gut problems. So what’s one of the … We kind of look at
this scenario. Let’s just slash heartburn. Right? Doctor prescribes a medicine. The medicine lowers magnesium. Magnesium feeds back into the heartburn. Again, how many of these different kinds of
scenarios could we map out, could we draw out, knowing what we now know? So, keeping in mind these are some of your
more common symptoms of magnesium deficiency, and if you’re experiencing these things, it’s
probably very highly suspect that you may have a problem with it. So if these are the symptoms … and symptoms
are, again … Think of symptoms as maybe like pre-disease, as opposed to actual disease
itself. Hey, and if you missed the earlier part of
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