Sometimes, we often ignore the symptoms we experience, but it is a fact that the deficiency of a single nutrient can lead to numerous health complications.
The American diet is greatly changed these days, which has led to numerous health issues, and deficiencies in various nutrients.
One of the most common deficiencies is the one of magnesium. Magnesium is not easy to obtain from food sources, but it is extremely important for the human body. This essential mineral is responsible for over 300 processes and chemical reactions in the body.
People took this nutrient in sufficient amounts previously, as it was prevalent in the soil years ago. This is not the case today, mostly due to modern farming and the erosion.
Magnesium deficiency is also caused by the consumption of unhealthy foods instead of foods like seeds, nuts, dark leafy greens, mackerel, and beans, which are high in magnesium.
These are the most common symptoms of magnesium deficiency, which should never be ignored, in order to prevent other health complications:
- Memory loss
- Liver and kidney disease
- Difficulty swallowing
- Calcium deficiency
- Bowel disease
- Muscle cramps
- High blood pressure
- Fertility/childbearing issues: Getting or staying pregnant, preterm labor, preeclampsia
- Potassium deficiency: which is manifested by fluid retention, extreme thirst, and irritability?
- Tooth decay
- Blood clots
- Reynaud’s syndrome, manifested by numbness in extremities, cold fingers or toes, color changes in skin due to temperature changes
- Type II diabetes
- Personality changes: these symptoms are similar to symptoms of mood disorders like anxiety, and depression
- Heart issues
- Respiratory difficulties