Many people have a magnesium deficiency and don’t even know it. Magnesium is stored in the tissues and that is why early symptoms of deficiency are felt by muscle weakness, tremors and spasms. There is only 1% magnesium in the blood so the deficiency is not shown in the blood tests.
Some of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency:
- Eyelid shaking (early sign)
- Ulcers of the mouth
- Blurred vision
- Common headaches or migraines
- Physical and mental fatigue
- Cramps in the legs
- Irregular heartbeat
- State of confusion, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts
- High blood pressure
Signs of severe magnesium deficiency:
- Extreme thirst and hunger
- Frequent urination
- Wounds and bruises that heal very slowly
- Unusual fatigue and brain fog
- Tingling or numbness in limbs
- Itchy, dry and scaly skin
- Frequent yeast infections of the skin, bladder and vagina
Have you noticed that the signs or symptoms of severe magnesium deficiency are similar to the symptoms of diabetes? A severe deficiency in magnesium will make the body resistant to insulin.
Our intelligent body in its attempt to regulate the level of sugar in the blood will eliminate glucose through the bladder with excessive urination. And because of this, there is a feeling of extreme thirst and hunger that are common symptoms of diabetes. Some medicines and processed foods deplete the body’s magnesium, making the body deficient in magnesium. Among them are drugs for hypertension, antibiotics, antacids, junk food, coffee, tea and alcohol.
It is better to get magnesium from whole foods. Some examples: Asparagus, avocados, bananas, basil, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, chard, chives, spinach, tomatoes, legumes, oats, cocoa, almonds, cashews, pecans, pumpkin seeds, seeds Sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and quinoa.
RECIPE for JUICE rich in magnesium:
- 1/2 medium beet
- 3 or 4 Swiss chard stems
- 1/2 lemon
Just put everything in a juicer and your magnesium rich drink is ready for consumption.