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Craving Sugar? You might have a Magnesium Deficiency

7 Most Common Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency


Magnesium deficiency is one of the most common health problems in the world. Magnesium, which plays an active role in more than 300 biochemical reactions in our body, affects blood pressure, metabolism, immunity and many other health conditions.


Why do we have Magnesium Deficiency?


Infinity Regenerative Clinic (IRC) experts state that as a result of overexploitation of agricultural lands with modern industrial farming techniques, the soil fertility has declined gradually and loss of magnesium in the soil has increased. They add that we can receive less amount of magnesium from the fruits and vegetables we consume, and this leads to magnesium deficiency. They also underscore that chemicals such as fluoride and chlorine, which are used for water treatment, are also in interaction with magnesium and this reduce the amount of magnesium we receive from water. They also express that substances such as caffeine and sugar, which we consume in daily life, reduce the body's magnesium level.


Who is at Risk?


Magnesium deficiency-related diseases include diabetes, chronic diarrhea, celiac disease, and hungry bone syndrome. Alcohol addicts are also at high risk.


What are the Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency?


1. Muscle Twitching and Cramps


The most noticeable sign of magnesium deficiency is muscle twitching and cramps. In addition, pain, numbness and tingling in muscles and joints may also be a sign of magnesium deficiency.


2. Anxiety and Depression


Magnesium deficiency can affect our psychology and mental health. Magnesium deficiency can cause mental numbness, lack of emotion, and even coma. Observational studies also suggest that magnesium deficiency increases anxiety levels.


3. High Blood Pressure / Hypertension


Excessive magnesium deficiency can result in impaired blood pressure. Many studies on humans and animals indicate that magnesium deficiency increases blood pressure and may lead to cardiac dysrhythmia and hypertension.


4. Craving Sweet and Chocolate


Experts stress that if you are craving sweet and chocolate, this in fact results from a lack of mineral in your body. According to experts, if you are craving chocolate, you may have magnesium deficiency. If you have sweet craving, try eating yogurt or fruit with walnuts and nuts instead of chocolate and sweet. You'll see that you're relaxed.


5. Hormonal Problems


IRC experts state that the higher the estrogen or progesterone levels for women, the lower the magnesium levels, this is the case especially during pregnancy, and magnesium deficiency is the underlying reason of why pregnant women experience more frequent leg cramps than normal people.


6. Sleeping Disorders


Magnesium has a serious effect in sleeping. People who suffer from magnesium deficiency sleep more comfortably after magnesium intake. Magnesium relaxes the body and mind, contributing to a comfortable sleep. Because magnesium is essential for proper functioning of the GABA receptors in the brain and GABA is a neurotransmitter with a relaxing effect on the brain.


7. Low Energy and Fatigue


Magnesium is one of the minerals required for intracellular energy production. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the main source of energy in cells, must be bound to a magnesium ion in order to be active. In other words, energy cannot be produced at the cellular level without magnesium. This leads to fatigue, low energy, weakness and low mood.


If you have more than one of the above symptoms, you may have magnesium deficiency. Consult your doctor immediately, make the necessary tests and start your doctor's recommended treatment as soon as possible.

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