By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Russell Shein
The human body is made up of all sorts of minerals. These minerals are the basis of life and have an impact on our bodily processes. Minerals also have impacts on each other, and need to be in balance for our bodies to be in balance. For example, calcium aids in magnesium absorption, but if calcium levels are too high it can actually crowd the body and make magnesium absorption more difficult. Around 68% of people you meet are actually deficient in magnesium, and most of these people do not even know about it. There are more than 300 documented biological uses for magnesium, meaning magnesium deficiency can affect the body in numerous ways and can often be mistaken for other conditions.
A brief list of possible magnesium deficiency symptoms includes the following:
High Blood Pressure
In other words, magnesium deficiency can be linked to thyroid, metabolism, heart, gastrointestinal, and muscle issues. There are many possible reasons for magnesium deficiency. You could simply have poor gut absorption or too much calcium. You could have not enough calcium. If the food you eat comes from synthetic soil, instead of natural soil, it can be magnesium deficient and lower your daily supply. Regardless, if you think you might struggle with magnesium or calcium deficiency we recommend hair follicle testing to find out. Once we have your results, we can get you back on track to getting your minerals in balance and feeling better.
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Medical disclaimer: Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.
Michaelis, Kristen. “Magnesium Deficiency: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment”. Food Renegade. N.p., 2013. Web. 29 Apr. 2016.