While the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for magnesium in adults is 400-420 mg per day, less than 30% of U.S. citizens consume their daily adequate amount. Magnesium deficiency is linked to a host of other diseases, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue syndrome, heart disease, and digestive disorders. People with increased risk of magnesium deficiency are those who suffer from diseases such as celiac disease, gastrointestinal problems, diabetes, and vitamin D deficiency.

Magnesium deficiency is difficult to be measured since accurate magnesium tests are not available and also due to the broadness of the bodily functions magnesium assists. Luckily, there are some signs and symptoms you can take note of that may signal low levels of magnesium. Here are some signs of magnesium deficiency:

– Nausea
– Muscle twitches and cramps
– Loss of appetite
– Irregular heart beat
– General fatigue
– Depression
– Trouble sleeping
– Mental disorders
– High blood pressure

  1. July 11, 2018

    Yes, extreme cases can cause muscle spasms and tremors as well. Although, low magnesium can weaken your bones, give you bad headaches, make you feel nervous, and even hurt your heart. It can also lead to low levels of other important minerals like calcium and potassium. By the way, the reading is really impressive. Thanks for the post.

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