Magnesium Deficiency? part 2

magneesiumPreviously we discussed how magnesium deficiency in the diet can affect skin disorders, but how about the rest of your body? As it turns out this is a global issue affecting your entire body, systems, and organs.

According to a University of Maryland Medical Center report – Every organ in the body, especially the heart, muscles, and kidneys, needs magnesium. This mineral also contributes to the makeup of teeth and bones. Magnesium activates enzymes, contributes to energy production, and helps regulate levels of calcium, copper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients in the body.

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency may include:

  • Agitation and anxiety
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Irritability
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Confusion
  • Muscle spasm and weakness
  • Hyperventilation
  • Insomnia
  • Poor nail growth
  • Seizures

Aside from a lack of magnesium in the diet…

Other factors that can lower magnesium levels include:

  • Drinking too much coffee, soda, or alcohol
  • Eating too much sodium (salt)
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Excessive sweating
  • Prolonged stresspeople_in_the_dead_sea_with_mud_large

So, again, you can travel to the Dead Sea in Israel, like 1.5 million people do each year, or you can have it shipped to your home.

Fortunately, there is now a dietary supplement that includes minerals from the Dead Sea, including magnesium, which can fill in the gaps where most diets are deficient. If you would like more information, contact me.

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