You probably aren’t getting enough magnesium in your diet if you don’t eat a lot of green vegetables‚ beans‚ nuts‚ seeds‚ or whole grains. Consuming too much coffee‚ soda‚ salt‚ or alcohol can lower your magnesium levels. Why is this a big deal?
Magnesium is an important mineral for your health. It’s involved in more than 300 chemical processes in your body: the mineral helps your body maintain muscle tone and nerve function‚ regulates your heartbeat‚ strengthens your immune system‚ and keeps your bones strong. There are many reasons besides diet that you can become deficient in magnesium; these include taking antibiotics or diet pills‚ undergoing chemotherapy‚ vomiting‚ diarrhea‚ excessive sweating‚ diabetes‚ heavy menstrual periods‚ digestive problems such as Crohn's disease‚ or simply the normal aging process. All of these conditions can negatively affect your body’s ability to absorb magnesium properly.
Potential signs of a magnesium deficiency are agitation‚ anxiety‚ nausea‚ sleep problems‚ abnormal heart beat‚ muscle weakness or cramps‚ weak nails‚ and poor nail growth. To prevent this‚ you can use a supplement like Douglas Laboratories’ Amino-Mag. Increasing the level of magnesium present in your blood stream may even help relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)‚ restless leg syndrome‚ and migraine headaches.