Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Dr. Peter Osborne gives an easy-to-follow guide to the importance of magnesium levels in maintaining optimal health.

Signs & Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency:

  • Poor immune function
  • Bone Loss
  • Muscle pain and muscle twitching
  • Depression
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Increase cholesterol
  • Hypoglycemia or other blood sugar problems
  • Fatigue
  • Thyroid Disease

Magnesium has been shown to be beneficial in the following conditions:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Infertility
  • High blood pressure
  • Type I and Type II Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thyroid Disease

Drugs or additives that may deplete or interfere with metabolism:

  • Alcohol
  • Corticosteroids
  • High Blood Pressure Medications (diuretics)
  • Caffeine
  • Birth Control Pills (estrogen)

Laboratory Testing:

  • Lymphocyte proliferation assays (Spectracell labs)
  • Red Blood Cell testing
  • Serum testing (not accurate)

Food Sources:

Vegetables and fruits, pumpkin seeds (very high)

 

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