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Tired, Headaches, Body Aches, Anxiety, Tooth Decay, Cravings, Digestive Issues? You may have a Magnesium Deficiency.

Feeling worn out but you can’t sleep?
Do you have aches and pains constantly?
Headaches, sugar cravings, anxiety, mood changes, hyperactivity, facial tics, eye twitches, cramps, digestive issues,  fibromyalgia?

You may have Magnesium Deficiency also known as the “invisible deficiency” by experts because it’s so commonly overlooked.
An estimated 80% of Americans are not getting enough magnesium in their diet. Research shows only about 25% of US adults are getting the recommended daily amount of 310 to 320 milligrams (mg) for women and 400 to 420 for men.

Magnesium is a mineral used by every organ in your body.  It plays a vital role in your body’s detoxification process. It is important to prevent damage from environmental chemicals, heavy metals, and other toxins.

Why is magnesium deficiency so common?
•Soil depletion that lowers the amount of magnesium present in crops.
•Digestive disorders that lead to malabsorption of magnesium and other minerals in the gut.
•High rates of prescription medication and antibiotic use that damages the digestive tract to the point that magnesium cannot be absorbed and properly utilized from foods.

magnesium rich foods, dark leafy greens, banana, seeds, nuts, legumes, lentils, cacao, avocado, yogurt, whole grains

Tips for Increasing Your Magnesium Levels

  • Juice Green Vegetables
  • Eat Magnesium Rich Foods
  • Epsom Salt Baths
  • Supplementing (steer clear of Magnesium Stearate) I recommend Calm Magnesium. I do not go a day without it!
  • Applying Magnesium Oil

Things to Avoid 

  • Gluten
  • Alcohol
  • Refined Foods
  • Prolonged Stress
  • Cheap Common Table Salt

 

Magnesium supplements are available in a variety of forms and the absorption rate differs depending on the kind.

  • Magnesium Chelate – highly absorbable by the body and the kind found in foods naturally. This type is bound to multiple amino acids (proteins) and used to restore magnesium levels.
  • Magnesium Citrate – magnesium combined with citric acid. This may have a laxative effect in some cases when taken in high doses but is otherwise safe to use for improving digestion and preventing constipation.
  • Magnesium Chloride Oil – an oil form of magnesium that can be applied to the skin. It’s also given to people who have digestive disorders that prevent normal absorption of magnesium from their food. Athletes sometimes use magnesium oil to increase energy and endurance, to dull muscle pain, and to heal wounds or skin irritation.
  • Magnesium Glycinate – highly absorbable, this is recommended for anyone with a known magnesium deficiency and less likely to cause laxative effects than some other magnesium supplements.
  • Magnesium Threonate – has a high level of absorbability since it can penetrate the mitochondrial membrane. This type is not as readily available, but as more research is conducted, it may become more widely used.
 Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Magnesium 
Age Male Female Pregnancy Lactation
Birth to 6 months 30 mg* 30 mg*
7–12 months 75 mg* 75 mg*
1–3 years 80 mg 80 mg
4–8 years 130 mg 130 mg
9–13 years 240 mg 240 mg
14–18 years 410 mg 360 mg 400 mg 360 mg
19–30 years 400 mg 310 mg 350 mg 310 mg
31–50 years 420 mg 320 mg 360 mg 320 mg
51+ years 420 mg 320 mg

I keep track of my daily intake with Myfitnesspal. A free app that you can also log into on your computer.

Do you struggle with these symptoms?
Are tried a diet change or supplementation?
Let me know how this has worked for you.
Moma♥Thrift


9 thoughts on “Tired, Headaches, Body Aches, Anxiety, Tooth Decay, Cravings, Digestive Issues? You may have a Magnesium Deficiency.

  1. Thank you for taking the time to educate on magnesium deficiency. I’ve learned that deficient magnesium levels can play in to exasperating ADHD. I’ve started a magnesium supplement and my symptoms are starting to get a little better.

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