I often rave about the benefits of magnesium and for good reason… it’s changed my life! This incredible mineral can ease pain, boost energy levels and help you to relax. Today it’s not so much a question of ‘if’ most of us are magnesium deficient, but rather ‘how’ deficient we are! When it comes to the symptoms and causes of a magnesium deficiency, there’s no one size fits all criteria. Does your body need more magnesium?
Possible causes of Magnesium Deficiency!
Not getting enough of the right foods into your system can lead to nutritional deficiencies, leaving you in need of supplements to assist in the maintenance of general health and wellbeing.
Excessive stress on the body or mind
According to Elektra Magnesium, if your body is placed under a lot of stress, your magnesium levels will be lowered. The causes of stress in today’s world are unfortunately both varied and widespread.
Common symptoms of a Magnesium Deficiency
Chances are you may be magnesium deficient without even realising it! While some people experience very strong symptoms, others may not notice any at all. Although you’re always best to confirm whether you are magnesium deficient with your doctor or healthcare professional, symptoms may include:
Muscle Weakness: Not feeling as strong as you used to? Muscles just not performing as well as they did? This could be a sign of Magnesium deficiency.
Low Energy, Fatigue and Lethargy: Who doesn’t want more energy? If you’ve been unusually sluggish, it may be a symptom of Magnesium deficiency. Magnesium helps support energy production, to help you leave fatigue and lethargy behind.
Migraines: Enough to make you wince at even the thought of one, you’ll want to do all you can to try to avoid getting a migraine.
PMS Symptoms: If PMS affects you particularly badly at that time of the month, leaving you in pain with tummy cramps and spasms, this could be a sign of a magnesium deficiency.
Aches, Pains, Muscle Cramps and Spasms All your muscles can be affected by Magnesium deficiency. If you’re finding certain muscles cramping up unexpectedly, day or night, or going into spasm, this could be a sign that Magnesium is lacking.
Cardiovascular and Nerve Function If things seem to be playing up in this area, you might want to look at possible Magnesium deficiency as a cause
Metabolic Efficiency Magnesium deficiency will affect metabolic efficiency; giving you less energy output for the same amount of nutrients going in!
Our favourite way to add magnesium to your life!
Elektra Magnesium Cream
Made with a blend of 15% potent, food grade magnesium chloride, natural butters and oils, Elektra Magnesium Creams are nourishing and hydrating. These non irritating creams are a great multipurpose product as they moisturise while providing magnesium through your skin! One dessertspoon size delivers 250-300mg of elemental magnesium. To learn more about magnesium creams, read my blog post here!
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If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner. Always read the label. Use only as directed. Contains Potassium sorbate.
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