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magnesium deficiency

Magnesium plays the important role in our body. It is one of the main minerals in human nutrition. Magnesium participates in more than 300 biochemical reactions, supports nervous and muscular activity, strengthens the immune system, normalizes heart function and strengthens bones. Additionally, it regulates blood glucose levels, helps to produce energy and is involved in protein and carbohydrate metabolism.

Usually, magnesium is absorbed through the food, although magnesium bath therapy is not new - magnesium can be absorbed through the skin. Like other minerals, the amount of magnesium in the body depends on its consumption, absorption, and maintenance. If any of these three stages occurs and the body begins to send signals. The most common signs or symptoms of magnesium deficiency are cramps, stress, migraines, tiredness, reddening of the skin, dermatitis, heart rhythm disorders, and depression. Magnesium deficiency can also contribute to the development of diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, asthma, and kidney disease.

Magnesium deficiency can occur due to following causes :

Bad Nutrition

With the advancement of technology, the quality of our nutrition goes some way back. Magnesium is naturally taken over by food: eating cereals (brown rice, buckwheat), leafy and legume vegetables (lettuce, spinach, beet leaves, lentils, beans), nuts and seeds (almonds), fruits (avocados, bananas ), chocolate. As the current life dictates its pace, many prefer quick snacks. Quick snacks (donuts, burgers,  chips etc) are associated with a lot of calories and nutritional deficiencies. Unfortunately, but it is. And even if someone succeeds in healthy and full-fledged nutrition, it does not necessarily mean that he receives enough nutrients (magnesium). Why? Due to the use of food processing technologies, thermal food processing and even degraded soils, the amount of this mineral is inadequate. In refined oils, you will not find magnesium with a lamp - the oil is processed at high temperature and magnesium is removed using chemical additives. Millions of unprocessed soy seed calories are about 700 mg. magnesium, while in the seed oil it does not exist at all. Cereals lose 80 to 100 percent of magnesium during treatment. With the help of modern technology, large and beautifully grown vegetables are grown, but magnesium and other essential substances and vitamins are much less than a few decades ago. According to agricultural experts, this lack of materials is heavily related to the use of pesticides and fertilizers. Destruction of pests and weeds also destroys soil bacteria that produce vitamins and earthworms (natural soils), and without them, crops grown in the soil produce significantly fewer nutrients. The way out is to have your garden or farm and grow vegetables and fruits there? Well, maybe something could allow it, but really not the most.


Diet also promotes a deficiency of magnesium, because refusing some food or severely restricting your diet people refuse and useful substances. Of course, everyone wants to look beautiful and feel healthy - because this is the essence of diets. However, when choosing a diet, it is important not to abandon the elements of food that are necessary for our body and to properly balance the diet - then the kilogram will dissolve without unnecessary and harmful minerals.

Use of Drugs

Some antibiotics, antivirals, antacids and hormones, diuretics, and antihypertensive drugs reduce the amount of magnesium in the body. When taking such medicines, it is necessary to add magnesium supplement or to use magnesium oil in your diet.

Tea, Coffee and Alcohol

Almost all of these times use coffee or tea. It has become an integral part of our culture and the pace of modern high-speed living, many do not imagine the early morning without a cup of coffee, which adds extra energy to the bubble. Caffeine in tea and tea has a stimulatory effect on the nervous system - it raises mood, gives additional strength, helps to concentrate. Unfortunately, although popular, these drinks also have another darker side - caffeine drives urine and the body loses fluid and loses important minerals. So, coffee or tea acts as a diuretic, which means that you drink calcium and magnesium from your body while drinking such drinks.
When taking alcohol, which also acts as a diuretic, high levels of magnesium are also removed through the urine. The study found that after the first bowl or cup, the kidneys remove more than 200% more magnesium than usual. If you drink regularly, the body loses magnesium supply very quickly. If you have used these drinks to a large extent and often so often, it's probably time to change your habits right now.

High dose of Calcium Supplements

Everyone is aware of the benefits of calcium to the body, but there is another side: misuse of calcium supplements may be harmful. Most commonly, calcium is used to strengthen bones or teeth, it also plays a role in controlling heart rate, pulse, and strengthens the nervous system. However, using calcium supplements, you need to use magnesium, otherwise, calcium without magnesium can even become toxic to the body and disrupt cellular activity. Blood circulation, insect activity may be impaired. The amount of calcium in modern diets exceeds the magnitude of magnesium by about 9 times. It should also be noted that calcium is generally hard to absorb and magnesium, along with vitamin D or phosphorus, facilitates the absorption of calcium in the body. Therefore, when you buy calcium supplements, do not miss reading the information on the package to find out what complementary calcium you are consuming and whether you need to buy magnesium additionally.


Nowadays, stress-free life is hard to consider - a fierce competition at work, a frenzied pace of life, and a constant rush out of the crayons, not one. Magnesium strengthens the body's resistance to stressful situations, helps to regulate sleep rhythm. If stress is constantly repeated and tense situations increase, magnesium levels in the body begin to decrease. Then the reaction to stress increases and more adrenaline is released, which reduces the amount of magnesium in the cells. Thus, reducing the amount of magnesium due to stress, the lack of magnesium reduces stress resistance, resulting in a vicious circle where the effect increases the cause. Escaping from this wheel is possible by using more magnesium and without waiting for the stress that will cause more serious effects or even illnesses.

If you check that you are lacking in magnesium, first find out the cause. The use of magnesium supplements does not really hurt, but eliminating the cause your body will soon recover magnesium and it will improve your health.

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