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Article: 10 Signs of Magnesium Deficiency


10 Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

By Greg Haglund

Magnesium, an essential mineral, plays a crucial role in over 300 biochemical processes within the human body. In this article, we'll explore 10 indicators that may suggest a magnesium deficiency, although there are more than 300 potential issues associated with insufficient magnesium levels.

Current data indicates that 75–80% of the population is magnesium deficient, with a staggering 95% likelihood among those who engage in intense exercise and follow a Standard Australian Diet.

Here are ten noticeable signs of magnesium deficiency:

  1. Low Energy: Magnesium is vital for generating energy in the body by activating adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the primary energy molecule. Without sufficient magnesium, biologically active ATP cannot be produced, leading to fatigue, quicker exhaustion during exercise, and increased oxygen requirements.
  2. Weak Bones: While calcium deficiency is often blamed for osteoporosis, low levels of Vitamin D3, K2, and magnesium also contribute. Magnesium helps balance blood levels of vitamin D3, and increasing magnesium intake has shown potential for reversing osteoporosis in some cases.
  3. Aging Fast: Magnesium plays a critical role in DNA, RNA, and Glutathione production, affecting cellular replication and the aging process. Boosting glutathione production, considered an internal fountain of youth, can be facilitated by magnesium.
  4. Type II Diabetes or Overweight: Studies reveal a correlation between lower magnesium intake and an increased risk of diabetes and weight gain. Magnesium's role in glucose metabolism contributes to this association.
  5. Hypertension & Cardiovascular Disease: Magnesium has a mild blood pressure-lowering effect and is associated with a decreased risk of heart attack. Research suggests a 38% lower risk of heart attack in individuals with higher magnesium intake.
  6. Muscle Loss & Weakness: Magnesium is essential for muscle contractions, and a low intake is linked to weakened skeletal muscles, potentially leading to muscle atrophy.
  7. Stressed Out: Magnesium is crucial for GABA production, a calming neurotransmitter that influences the production of happiness hormones like serotonin. Magnesium deficiencies increase cortisol levels, affecting the brain's ability to handle stress and anxiety.
  8. Poor Sleep: Magnesium supplementation before bed improves sleep quality by enhancing melatonin production and reducing cortisol levels.
  9. Muscle Cramps: Magnesium regulates calcium, potassium, and sodium, reducing electrolyte imbalances and alleviating muscle or stomach cramps.
  10. Poor Digestion or Constipation: Magnesium relaxes smooth muscle tissue in the digestive tract, improving bowel movement and countering constipation.

To address magnesium deficiency, consider daily intakes around 900mg, with noticeable benefits achievable at around half that amount. Food sources like green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, and whole grains can help, but a quality supplement may be recommended.

Choosing the right form of magnesium is crucial, with Magnesium Citrate being highly bioavailable. ADRENAL SWITCH™ offers this form for maximum benefit.

For optimal results, consider combining magnesium with zinc and vitamin B6, as shown to be more effective together. ADRENAL SWITCH™, with additional nutrients like L-Leucine, L-Glycine, standardized Ashwagandha extract, and L-Theanine, offers a comprehensive solution for cortisol reduction, increased testosterone, enhanced recovery, reduced muscle breakdown, and improved sleep.

Remember to consult a qualified healthcare provider before making any changes to your supplement regimen, especially if pregnant, breastfeeding, on prescription medication, or under 15 years old. This information is a guide and not a substitute for professional advice.

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