Magnesium-a silent deficiency?
Magnesium is a mineral used by every organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys. If you suffer from any of the following, a magnesium deficiency could be to blame:
Unexplained fatigue or weakness, restless legs or leg pain, problems sleeping or abnormal heart rhythms / palpitations, depression, recurrent cystitis, migraines, tinnitus, nerve pain, recurrent cystitis, anxiety, muscle spasms and eye twitches.
If you’ve recently had a blood test, you might assume it would show a magnesium deficiency. But only 1 percent of magnesium in your body is distributed in your blood, making a simple sample of magnesium from a serum magnesium blood test not very useful. Kinesiology can identify whether your body is in need of magnesium, by a simple series of muscle tests!
Most magnesium is stored in your bones and organs, where it is used for many biological functions. Yet, it’s quite possible to be deficient and not know it, which is why magnesium deficiency has been dubbed the ‘invisible deficiency’.
Magnesium is also found in more than 300 different enzymes in your body and plays a role in your body’s detoxification processes, making it important for helping to prevent damage from environmental chemicals, heavy metals, and other toxins. In addition, magnesium is necessary for:
- Activating muscles and nerves
- Creating energy in your body by activating adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
- Helping digest proteins, carbohydrates, and fats
- Serving as a building block for RNA and DNA synthesis
- Acting as a precursor for neurotransmitters like serotonin
Early signs of magnesium deficiency include loss of appetite, headache, nausea, fatigue, and weakness. An ongoing magnesium deficiency can lead to more serious symptoms, so ensure you are checked for deficiency sooner, rather than later!
If you suspect you may be deficient, contact us today for a free phone consultation on how a kinesiology session can help you!