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10 Signs you may have a magnesium deficiency
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Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the
human body. It is found in every cell in the body
and is an essential component in regulating over
600 different biochemical reactions and bodily
functions.
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It helps convert food into energy, to build new
proteins, to repair DNA/RNA, regulate muscle
relaxation, and balance neurotransmitters in the
brain, nervous system, and gut. It has direct
impacts on heart health, blood pressure, immune
response, metabolic rates, and more.
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Unfortunately, magnesium deficiency is on the
rise, with an estimated 50 of the population in
the US and Europe getting less than their daily
requirement of magnesium (1). Historically,
magnesium was abundant in the foods we ate and
the water we drank.
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However, today, most soil grown produce has been
shown to be more magnesium depleted than ever,
and even the grass and grains livestock eats
lacks magnesium content. For those of us that
live in the city, our water is treated with
chlorine and fluoride to remove bacteria and
minerals, like magnesium.
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Furthermore, consumption of caffeine, sugar,
alcohol, and medications like birth control
pills, antihypertensives, insulin, and certain
antibiotics all deplete magnesium further.
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One particularly important mechanism magnesium
regulates is our balance and utilization of
calcium. Every cell has a regulatory switch that
controls the balance between calcium and
magnesium, and when there is a deficiency in
magnesium, the switch will allow excess calcium
into the cells.
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This can ultimately lead to cellular
calcification, amongst a number of other
concerns, includingMuscle Cramps and Spasms 
Calcium is essential for muscle contraction,
whereas magnesium allows muscular fibres to
unbind, and ultimately relax. As a result, low
levels of magnesium may lead muscle stiffness,
cramping, and spasms.
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Deficiencies increase risks of calcification in
the arteries as a result of unopposed calcium in
the Calcification of the Arteries  Magnesium
bloodstream. Atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis
are primary warning signs.
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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) 
Calcification can cause blood pressure rates to
become higher. A Harvard study showed that those
with the highest magnesium intake had the
healthiest blood pressure levels.
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Fatigue/Lack of Energy  All of our cells contain
adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a chemical that
must bind with magnesium in order to convert
itself into energy. With low magnesium levels,
our energy molecules remain unusable, and as a
result, energy level often declines.
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Problems Sleeping  Magnesium promotes active
muscle relaxation, and is essential for the
proper function of our GABA receptors. When
activated, GABA promotes restful relaxation,
improving not only our ability to fall asleep,
but maintain sleep. Furthermore,
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Hormone Imbalances  There is a direct
correlation between estrogen/progesterone and
magnesium levels in women. The higher the
hormones the lower the magnesium. Additionally,
increased hormone levels during pregnancy can
quickly deplete magnesium levels. Low magnesium
levels can make menstrual cycle cramping more
severe.
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Depression and Anxiety  Chemical imbalances in
the brain brought on by stress and anxiety could
be contributed to magnesium deficiency, as well
as certain types of depression. Furthermore, as
mentioned above, magnesiums relationship to GABA
receptors mean that lower levels result is a less
relaxed state of mind.
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Deficiencies in Other Minerals  Without the
right level of magnesium in the cells, other
minerals, such as calcium, potassium, vitamin K
and vitamin D, are not utilized correctly.
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Bone Density Concerns  In order for Vitamin D to
be able to help absorb calcium into the bones,
where it belongs, it needs the right amount of
magnesium. Magnesium also works with a hormone
called calcitonin that draws calcium out of the
muscles, circulatory system, and soft tissues so
it can be absorbed by the bones.
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 With the proper magnesium levels in the body,
risks for heart disease, heart attack, kidney
stones, calcification in the arteries, and
osteoporosis are reduced. To ensure proper
magnesium levels, expose yourself to these
magnesium-rich foods
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Spinach and Chard 157 mg/cupPumpkin Seeds
92 mg/1/8 cupAlmonds 80 mg/1 cupBlack Beans
60 mg/ ½ cupAvocado 60 mg/1 mediumDark
Chocolate 95 mg/1 square (did you know
specific chocolate cravings are suspected to be a
sign of a Mg deficiency!)Bananas 30 mg/1
medium       
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If you have experienced any of the signs
discussed, and want to find out more about the
benefits of magnesium, please feel free to
contact Toronto Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Courtney
Holmberg at 647-351-7282 to schedule a
consultation today! Source -
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-could-have-a-magnesium-deficiency
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