How do you know if you have a Magnesium Deficiency?
Magnesium is an abundant mineral in the body. For men, it’s recommended to consume around 400mg a day. Magnesium is widely distributed in plant and animal foods and in beverages. Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, are good sources,
Here are some symptoms:
- Muscle Twitches and Cramps
- Mental Disorders
- Fatigue and Muscle Weakness
- High Blood Pressure
- Irregular Heartbeat
Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation [1-3]. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm.