There are a lot of possible factors that lead to magnesium deficiency. It could be because of the food we eat, health problems that alter the body’s ability to absorb minerals, or medications that encourages excessive magnesium loss.
An average adult is recommended to consume at least 300 to 400mg of magnesium per day. If a person does not consume the minimum recommended dietary allowance for magnesium, he or she is at risk of developing illnesses related to magnesium deficiency. Have yourself checked if you experience the following symptoms:
- Muscle spasms and cramps
- The most common symptoms of magnesium deficiency is cramps and spasms. Magnesium is responsible for muscle strength, so when the levels of magnesium change, smooth muscle functions are impaired as well.
- High blood pressure or hypertension
- A Harvard study found out that people who have high levels of magnesium are less prone to hypertension than those with low levels of magnesium.
- Low Energy
- Magnesium plays a vital role in the production of ATP energy in the cells. Loss of magnesium disrupts the production, making us feel weak and constantly tired.
Eating a nutritious food is the best solution to prevent magnesium deficiency. You can also try taking supplements and other alternatives such as clay supplements. Bentonite clay is enriched with trace minerals such as potassium, iron, and magnesium. By mixing a tablespoon of bentonite clay with water, you create an instant drink that will make up for the nutrients your body needs.