How do you know
if you have a magnesium deficiency?
magnesium deficiency are everywhere in the United Kingdom, if you know what to
Unfortunately, the symptoms are so
incredibly common that they constantly slip under the radar! Hardly anyone,
especially doctors, notice that the ailments we suffer from on a daily basis are
actually magnesium deficiency symptoms… and we’re all paying for
about every single person you come into contact with – especially those with a
health problem, but even those with only minor complaints – are suffering in
some way from this nationwide deficiency.
Exactly Is Magnesium?
is life. It is the 4th most abundant mineral
in the body, right next to sulfur (which is JUST as
with being a mineral, magnesium is also an electrolyte. “Sports drinks” (aka
sugar-filled scams) claim to contain electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium,
and sodium because we sweat away these important nutrients during exercise, and
their deficiency is what leads to the common problems athletes face, such as
muscle cramping! But believe me – electrolytes (especially magnesium) do so much
more than treat and prevent muscle cramps.
off, electrolytes are what allow us to be living, electrical beings. They are
responsible for all electrical activity (and thus brain conductivity) in the
body. Without electrolytes like magnesium, muscles can’t fire, your heart cannot
beat, and your brain doesn’t receive any signals. We need magnesium to stay
alive, point blank. As soon as we don’t have enough of it, we start to lose the
energy and conductivity that keeps us going. Technically, as soon as we become
deficient, we slowly begin to die, getting more aches and pains day by day,
feeling worse year after year. It can't be stress it enough… signs of magnesium
deficiency are everywhere, if you just look.
is a cofactor in over three hundred reactions in the body, necessary for
transmission of nerve impulses, temperature regulations, detoxification in the
liver, and formation of bones and teeth. However, magnesium shows its true power
in cardiovascular health. The Weston A. Price foundation writes, “Magnesium
alone can fulfill the role of many common cardiac medications: magnesium
inhibits blood clots (like aspirin), thins the blood (like Coumadin), blocks
calcium uptake (like calcium channel-blocking durgs such as Procardia) and
relaxes blood vessels (like ACE inhibitors such as Vasotec) (Pelton,
EVERYONE has signs of magnesium deficiency don’t realize it…
High blood pressure (Hypertension)
Chronic back pain
Anxiety disorders such as OCD
“Similarly, patients with diagnoses
of depression, epilepsy, diabetes mellitus, tremor, Parkinsonism, arrhythmias,
circulatory disturbances (stroke, cardiac infarction, arteriosclerosis),
hypertension, migraine, cluster headache, cramps, neuro-vegetative disorders,
abdominal pain, osteoporosis, asthma, stress dependent disorders, tinnitus,
ataxia, confusion, preeclampsia, weakness, might also be consequences of the
magnesium deficiency syndrome.” – Journal of the American College of
Amazingly, the article referenced
above even mentions neuro-vegetative disorders as a possible result of magnesium
deficiency. This would include comas. Stress hormone production requires high
levels of magnesium and stressful experiences can immediately lead to complete
depletion of magnesium stores; could this be a contributing factor to why we see
comas after traumatic accidents/injuries? As mentioned above, magnesium is an
electrolyte responsible for brain signals and conductivity. Without magnesium,
people in comas may not be able to come to and resume conductivity. Many people
with diabetes also fall into diabetic comas. Diabetes is listed as another
possible consequence of magnesium deficiency. Could this be a factor in diabetic
comas as well? Something to think about and research further!
crave chocolate? Why, when people are stressed out, do they go for chocolate?
Chocolate is one of the highest food sources of magnesium.
is associated with so many disorders that Dr. Carolyn Dean of the Nutritional
Magnesium Association has devoted an entire book to discussing how she has
treated thousands of patients for a wide array of diseases, with magnesium as
the primary component. Her book, The Magnesium Miracle, is a must-read if you
have any of the magnesium deficiency symptoms above, or any health problems in
general – as there is likely a magnesium component to everything. Check out 50
Studies Suggest That Magnesium Deficiency Is Killing Us.
Don’t Doctors Find Magnesium Deficiencies In Tests?
Unfortunately, conventional medicine
has not woken up to the amount of research that has been done on magnesium
the reasons Western Medicine is so off base with magnesium is how they test it:
with blood tests.
tests do not yield ANY information about magnesium… why? Because the body
controls the levels of blood magnesium very tightly. If the magnesium in the
blood drops just a little bit, you’re going to have a heart attack. It’s that
sample. So to prevent this, the body will rob all of its cells, tissues, and
bones of magnesium in order to keep the blood levels constant. If you do a blood
test for magnesium, the cells could be completely empty while your blood levels
worse is that magnesium is not even in your blood. 99% of the magnesium in the
body is stored in the cells that get robbed, while a mere 1% of your body’s
total magnesium is in the blood. These tests are a complete waste of time, and
they’re not educating doctors to this reality.
test for magnesium is actually worse than ineffective, because a test result
that is within normal limits lends a false sense of security about the status of
the mineral in the body. It also explains why doctors don’t recognize magnesium
deficiency; they assume serum magnesium levels are an accurate measure of all
the magnesium in the body.” – Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Magnesium
We So Deficient?
the short(ish) version: Number one, we’re being poisoned by our food. Number
two, we’re increasingly stressed out. We’re running our engines on high to keep
up with life and it’s draining us. Stress hormone production requires high
levels of magnesium and stressful experiences lead to depletion of magnesium
stores. Number three, we’re eating more sugar than ever. For every molecule of
sugar we consume, our bodies use 54 molecules of magnesium to process it.
Fourth, low levels in the soil and modern farming techniques deplete stores of
magnesium. And lastly, magnesium is depleted by many pharmaceutical drugs and
estrogen compounds such as oral contraceptives, antibiotics, cortisone,
prednisone, and blood pressure medications (“Drug-induced nutrient depletion
handbook,” Pelton, 2001). Diuretics in coffee and tea (caffeine) also raise
excretion levels. Oh and by the way – flouride competes for absorption with
nearly everyone is magnesium deficient – no test needed. Refined/processed foods
are stripped of their mineral, vitamin, and fiber content. These are
anti-nutrient foods because they actually steal magnesium in order to be
metabolized. When consumed, they demand that we supplement with magnesium or we
are destined to break down eventually due to severe deficiency. Sugar is the
worst offender. Every single molecule of sugar you consume drags over 50 times
the amount of magnesium out of your body.
what if you eat a healthy diet?
products are not the only foods that are devoid of magnesium. In general,
magnesium has been depleted from topsoil, diminishing dietary intake across the
board while our need for magnesium has increased, due to the high levels of
toxic exposure we come across in our daily lives (air, water, plastics,
chemicals, the list goes on!). The soil is depleted of magnesium because of the
pesticides that are sprayed on all conventionally grown plants and worldwide
pollution that affects even the cleanest fields. Pesticides also kill those
beneficial bacteria/fungi that are necessary in order for plants to convert soil
nutrients into plant nutrients usable by humans.