Magnesium is an important element that our body needs in order to function properly. An unbalanced diet can result in deficiency of this important mineral and some other elements. Magnesium deficiency symptoms are really common and it can have some devastating effects.  The problem most people take these signs for other medical conditions.

The symptoms of magnesium deficiency are:

Sleep problems

Muscle spasms

Muscle Weakness and cramps

Overactive or overresponsive reflexes (hyperreflexia)

Unintentional, rhythmic muscle movement (Tremors)

Impaired muscle coordination (ataxia)

Involuntary eye movements (Nystagmus)

Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)

High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)

Calcium and potassium deficiency

Irregular or rapid heartbeat

Irritability and anxiety

Difficulty to concentrate or to memorize things

Nausea and vomiting

Loss of appetite

Seizures signs of complications)

Hearing loss or ringing of the ears etc.

Daily magnesium intake is really important so that our body can function normally. The recommended intake of magnesium on a daily basis is the following:

Infants up to 6 months – 30 mg

Age 7 – 12 months – 75 mg

Age 1 up to 3 years – 80 mg

Age 4 – 8 years – 130 mg

Age 9 – 13 years – 240 mg

Age 14 – 18 years – males 410 mg, females 360 mg

Age 19 – 30 – males 400 mg, females 310 mg

Age 31 – 50 – males 420 mg, females 320 mg

Age 50+ – males 420 mg, females 320 mg

During pregnancy – 350 mg – 400 mg

Lactation – 310 mg – 360 mg.

Magnesium supplements

Magnesium deficiency problem is really serious and it could be solved by taking magnesium supplements or by changing your eating habits. If you decide to go with the first option, make sure you first consult a doctor about which magnesium supplement is the right one for you and which dose of magnesium supplement you should take daily.

If you decide to make a change in your diet make sure you include the following ingredients in your diet: nuts, pumpkin seeds, spinach, almonds, black beans, yogurt, avocado, figs, dark chocolate and banana.

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