Of course, the highest concentrations of magnesium in the body are found in the heart and brain, so it’s little wonder that magnesium depletion leads to problems in these two vital organs. Perhaps you take good care of yourself, and scoff at the idea that you — or your loved ones — could be deficient in magnesium. The majority of people in our country do suffer, usually unknowingly, from magnesium deficiency; the best way to tell if you are deficient is by paying attention to symptoms. Insomnia is a symptom of magnesium deficiency. It is also commonly caused by hypoglycemia. Tics, muscle spasms and cramps, seizures, anxiety, and irregular heart rhythms are among the most classic signs and symptoms of low magnesium.
Many of the symptoms of low magnesium are not unique to magnesium deficiency, making it difficult to diagnose with 100% accuracy. Thus quite often low magnesium levels go completely unrecognized… and untreated. Yet chronic low intake of magnesium is not only extremely common but linked to several disease states, indicating the importance of considering both overt physical symptoms and the presence of other diseases and conditions when considering magnesium status.
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