Category Archives: Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium Testing

Magnesium Testing

I don’t necessarily think a person needs to have their magnesium levels tested before taking magnesium. It’s a very safe mineral that does not build up in the body. If you take “too much” magnesium, you will just get the laxative effect that eliminates the excess. However, if you are on a handful of drugs [...]

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Magnesium and Wellness

Magnesium and Wellness – Sujata Kelkar Shetty, PhD

The symptoms of magnesium deficiency include muscle spasms and cramps, seizures, anxiety and irregular heart rhythms. Low levels of magnesium in the body also play a role in migraine headaches, insomnia, depression and chronic fatigue. In the last 60 years, fruits and vegetables in the US have lost 20-30% of their magnesium content because of [...]

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Magnesium in the Blood

22 Medical Conditions Linked To Magnesium Deficiency

If you’ve recently had a blood test, you might assume it would show a magnesium deficiency. But only 1 percent of magnesium in your body is distributed in your blood, making a simple sample of magnesium from a serum magnesium blood test not very useful. Most magnesium is stored in your bones and organs, where [...]

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Magnesium and Fatigue

Magnesium Deficiency Warning Signs

The signs and symptoms of magnesium deficiency are many. Some symptoms are subtle, while others can cause serious health issues. Many people who have a deficiency are not aware of it, and numerous health problems are mistakenly attributed to another cause or remain unexplained while a potential magnesium deficiency is overlooked. You can have a [...]

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Heartburn and Magnesium

Health Warning: Antacids Create and/or Magnify Magnesium Deficiency

By Carolyn Dean, MD, ND Americans spend more than $7 billion per year on heartburn drugs known as acid blockers or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and over $4 billion per year on over-the-counter antacids. PPIs are acid-blocking drugs that reduce the amount of stomach acid made by glands in the lining of your stomach. They [...]

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Magnesium and eye health

Magnesium Deficiency and Eye Health

Personal Success with Magnesium Supplementation and Letter of Gratitude: Hello Dr. Dean, I’m a Mexican dentist, 42 years old. In June 2002, I started feeling “sand” in my eyes and went to an ophthalmologist whose diagnosis was “allergic dermatoconjuntivitis” and [was] prescribed some ointments and drops for my eyes. They didn’t work so I went [...]

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Low Magnesium Level Symptoms

16 Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms and Why Supplementing with Magnesium is a Good Idea. Firstly, magnesium is necessary for the proper transportation of calcium across cell membranes. Why? Calcium needs other nutrients that help get calcium into bone matter. Those other nutrients are silica, vitamin D, vitamin K, and, you guessed it – magnesium. Excessive calcium [...]

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How To Spot Magnesium Deficiency

Carolyn Dean MD ND, Medical Advisory Board Member, Nutritional Magnesium Association Magnesium is a crucial mineral that allows the proper functioning of over 325 enzyme systems in the body. The most touted aspect is the ability to relax muscles to prevent heart attacks and high blood pressure. The list of health benefits of magnesium is very [...]

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autoimmune disease and magnesium

Magnesium Deficiency in Autoimmune Disease

By Elaine Moore, MT – Magnesium deficiency can trigger disease development and worsen symptoms in hyperthyroidism, fibromyalgia, Raynaud’s and other autoimmune disorders. Magnesium is a mineral essential for life. Magnesium is found in our blood cells and in our muscles, including heart muscle. Magnesium is also found in the central nervous system and in blood [...]

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magnesium the missing mineral

Magnesium: The Missing Health Supplement

By Laura Owens – Magnesium can help attack anxiety and depression, is less expensive than mood medications, has no side effects and treats a long list of critical health conditions. You won’t find magnesium flashed all over the news as some exotic cure-all. It doesn’t have multi-million dollar marketing fanfare surrounding it, and it’s not [...]

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