• Christine Phillips

Signs You Need Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to good health. As a matter of fact, it is the 4th most abundant mineral found in the body. Nearly half of body’s magnesium is commonly found in your bones while the other half is mainly found in the cells of your body organs and tissues. Magnesium sustains typical nerve and muscle function, fosters a healthy immune system and helps keep bones strong. Apart from this, magnesium plays an important role in the management and prevention of certain ailments and diseases including heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.


And while only 1% of the body’s magnesium is found in blood, the essential mineral also helps maintain normal blood pressure and regulate blood sugar levels. Magnesium deficiency in your diet is caused of lack of consumption of magnesium-rich foods and soil depletion. Here, you will learn and know the signs that you are magnesium-deficient and the important things you should do to overcome it.


  1. Fatigue It is very common for individuals to feel wound up after their long hours of work. This is one of the reasons why they find hard time to sleep at night. Magnesium can greatly help them. Magnesium plays a vital role to make your central nervous system function well. Once you lack this mineral, you may experience waking up at the middle of the night, causing irritability and constant tiredness throughout your day. It is highly recommended to eat a bit of dark chocolate or pumpkin seeds.

  2. Restless Legs According to studies, if you experience muscle cramp while you are lying in bed, it could be related to magnesium deficiency. Magnesium can make your muscles relax and to avoid painful cramping. Incorporate leafy vegetables into your daily meal. This will surely help to increase your magnesium levels and at the same time reduce painful muscle cramping.

  3. High Blood Pressure High blood pressure can damage your body before you experience the signs. Even though you exercise and eat healthy foods, you still experience high blood pressure. This is because you lack magnesium in your body. With the combination of exercise and healthy diet, take supplemental magnesium.

  4. Dizziness Extreme dizziness or also known as vertigo can be cause by lack of magnesium. For you to avoid dizziness, make sure to eat fish in a regular basis. This is because fish is an excellent source of magnesium that encourages brain’s recognition of sensory signals.

  5. Stress When you are stressed, general tension, weight gain and worry lines all show up. Stress causes your body to waste magnesium so it is highly recommended to incorporate magnesium-rich foods to your diet. This will surely help to make your nervous system happy and calm.

  6. Belly Bloat The ultimate key to a healthy and happy life is to keep your digestive system in good condition. Magnesium relaxes your intestines muscles, making slow digestion and bloating unlikely. Incorporate excellent sources of magnesium into your diet to boost your digestive health. Eat dried fruit, bananas and yogurt.

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