9 Secret Signs You That Your Body Is Telling You Something…
Magnesium is used by every organ in our body, and features in over 300 metabolic processes that take place within our bodies. It impacts blood pressure, metabolism, the immune function and many facets of our health. Despite the importance that this mineral to our bodies, many people suffer from magnesium deficiency, and may not even be aware about it.
PhysioVibrations wants you to know what are the symptoms of magnesium deficiency, and how you can increase your dose of magnesium if required.
Top 9 symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency
- Chocolate cravings :
Do you find yourself suddenly craving for chocolate? While you are working in your corner cubicle, watching a movie or just travelling, and a craving for chocolate just sneaks up on you out of the blue? When we desire a specific type of food, our body is generally trying to tell us that it needs a specific supplement, that is generally available in that particular food item. Chocolate is high in magnesium, and studies haveindicated that a deficiency in magnesium may be the reason for a craving for chocolate. So, if you find yourself reaching for chocolate ever so often, and more so because your body feels like it just can’t do without chocolate, it might mean low magnesium levels in your body.
2. Anxiety :
Do you get worked up about your future, or are overly self-conscious? Magnesium is a mineral that helps our bodies relax. Lack of magnesium makes a person feel overly uneasy and tensed up. So, if you can’t shake off that anxiousness over a sustained period of time, it’s time you checked your magnesium levels.
3. Insomnia :
Chronic insomnia has been associated with magnesium deficiency for quite some time now. In the case of magnesium deficiency, sleep is usually troubled and disturbed in nature. A high intake of magnesium, on the other hand, results in deeper, less troubled sleep.
4. Constipation :
When your body is suffering from magnesium deficiency, your digestive tracts get cramped up, even more than usual. As a result, it becomes difficult for the body to pass out the waste, leading to constipation. So, if you are feeling constipated lately, reduced magnesium levels can be the reason why.
5. High Blood Pressure :
Magnesium expands, and in your body it helps to unwind your veins, leading to better blood flow. One reason for hypertension or high blood pressure, could be reduced magnesium levels in your body.
6. Headaches &Migraines :
Have you noticed that you frequently get headaches, and migraines that disappear when you pop a small piece of chocolate in your mouth? Those migraines can also be an indication of low magnesium levels in your body.
7. Irregular Heartbeat :
Arrhythmia, or unpredictable heartbeats, can also be an indication that your body needs more magnesium.
8. Acid Reflux :
Reduced levels of magnesium in the body can cause indigestion or heartburn, what is commonly referred to as “acidity”. So, if you find yourself suffering from acidity regularly, maybe it’s time to find out the magnesium levels in your body.
9. Muscle Cramps and Pain :
Since magnesium acts as a muscle relaxant, magnesium deficiency in the body often results in body and muscle pain.
These are some of the common symptoms of reduced levels of magnesium in the body. To know how you can counter these effects, and increase magnesium levels in your body, look out for our next bulletin.