Why 80% of Us Are Deficient In Magnesium

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Why 80% of Us Are Deficient In Magnesium

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Monday, February 12th 2018 at 5:30 am

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Dr. Mark Sircus

My Note- It has recently been discovered that magnesium plays a pivotal role in regulating the blood level  of Vitamin D3, boosting it when it gets too low, tamping it down when it gets too high. If someone gets no benefit from Vitamin D3 supplementation there is a good chance it is due to a magnesium deficiency. Keep in mind  correcting a magnesium  deficiency is difficult and can take weeks  of multiple dosing throughout the day. Also taking high dose Vitamin D3 without magnesium supplementation can induce magnesium deficiency symptoms. I have personal knowledge of someone having the first panic attack in their life after a month of taking 20,000 IU of  Vitmamin D3 per day  for plantar fasciitits without taking magnesium.  It cured the PF by the way, but scared the beejesus out of the D3 user!! end note-JB

Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood.

Most doctors and laboratories don’t even include magnesium status in routine blood tests. Thus, most doctors don’t know when their patients are deficient in magnesium, even though studies show that the majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium.

Doctors have not been using the appropriate test for magnesium – their serum blood tests just distort their perceptions. Magnesium has been off their radar screens through the decades that magnesium deficiencies have snowballed.

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

The first symptoms of deficiency can be subtle – as most magnesium is stored in the tissues, leg cramps, foot pain, or muscle ‘twitches’ can be the first sign. Other early signs of deficiency include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness. As magnesium deficiency worsens, numbness, tingling, seizures, personality changes, abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary spasms can occur.

A full outline of magnesium deficiency was beautifully presented in a recent article by Dr. Sidney Baker. “Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (or TMJ) dysfunction. Also, one may experience chest tightness or a peculiar sensation that he can’t take a deep breath. Sometimes a person may sigh a lot.”

“Symptoms involving impaired contraction of smooth muscles include constipation; urinary spasms; menstrual cramps; difficulty swallowing or a lump in the throat-especially provoked by eating sugar; photophobia, especially difficulty adjusting to oncoming bright headlights in the absence of eye disease; and loud noise sensitivity from stapedius muscle tension in the ear.”

“Other symptoms and signs of magnesium deficiency-the central nervous system is markedly affected. Symptoms include insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity and restlessness with constant movement, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and premenstrual irritability. Magnesium deficiency symptoms involving the peripheral nervous system include numbness, tingling, and other abnormal sensations, such as zips, zaps and vibratory sensations.”

“Symptoms or signs of the cardiovascular system include palpitations, heart arrhythmias, and angina due to spasms of the coronary arteries, high blood pressure and mitral valve prolapse. Be aware that not all of the symptoms need to be present to presume magnesium deficiency; but, many of them often occur together. For example, people with mitral valve prolapse frequently have palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks and premenstrual symptoms. People with magnesium deficiency often seem to be “uptight.” Other general symptoms include a salt craving, both carbohydrate craving and carbohydrate intolerance, especially of chocolate, and breast tenderness.”

Magnesium is needed by every cell in the body including those of the brain. It is one of the most important minerals when considering supplementation because of its vital role in hundreds of enzyme systems and functions related to reactions in cell metabolism, as well as being essential for the synthesis of proteins, for the utilization of fats and carbohydrates. Magnesium is needed not only for the production of specific detoxification enzymes but is also important for energy production related to cell detoxification. A magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every system of the body.

One of the principle reason doctors write millions of prescriptions for tranquilizers each year is the nervousness, irritability, and jitters largely brought on by inadequate diets lacking magnesium. Persons only slightly deficient in magnesium become irritable, highly-strung, and sensitive to noise, hyper-excitable, apprehensive and belligerent. If the deficiency is more severe or prolonged, they may develop twitching, tremors, irregular pulse, insomnia, muscle weakness, jerkiness and leg and foot cramps.

If magnesium is severely deficient, the brain is particularly affected. Clouded thinking, confusion, disorientation, marked depression and even the terrifying hallucinations of delirium tremens are largely brought on by a lack of this nutrient and remedied when magnesium is given. Because large amounts of calcium are lost in the urine when magnesium is under supplied, the lack of this nutrient indirectly becomes responsible for much rampant tooth decay, poor bone development, osteoporosis and slow healing of broken bones and fractures. With vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), magnesium helps to reduce and dissolve calcium phosphate kidney stones.

General Symptoms-

  • Physical and mental fatigue
  • Persistent under-eye twitch
  • Tension in the upper back, shoulders and neck
  • Headaches
  • Pre-menstrual fluid retention and/or breast tenderness
  • Low energy
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Nervousness
  • Anxiousness
  • Irritability
  • Seizures (and tantrums)
  • Poor digestion
  • PMS and hormonal imbalances
  • Inability to sleep
  • Muscle tension, spasm and cramps
  • Calcification of organs
  • Weakening of the bones
  • Abnormal heart rhythm

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2 thoughts on “Why 80% of Us Are Deficient In Magnesium”

  1. Over the last year, I have suffered from severe insomnia. Stragely, I feel fairly normal during the day. For about two years prior, I took about 6,000 iu of vit D a day. And then upped my dose to 10,000iu for three months…then the insomnia started. But. I have always been a good sleeper until last year. I have tried small amounts of topical magnesium (I stopped all vitamin supplements when the insomnia starrted because I didn’t know what was causing it), but the magnesium just activates the stored D and makes my sleep even worse. So I am scared to take magnesium (actually,I am afraid to take anything – this insomnia is horrible!), but I KNOW I need magnesium! What do you think? Please help, any advice is appreciated. I am miserable…

    1. Hello Kara thanks for writing…..

      I have always worried that high dose Vitamin D3 might lead to insomnia in some people given that it is the get up and go “summer is here” hormone…So if you have D3 induced insomnia I dont think magnesium is going to help you that much…What you might want to try is to take high dose melatonin, which is a hormone that increases right before and during your sleep and if you take high doses of it, it can make you sleep for 14 hours a day just like a baby..sleep sitting up in a moving car….and it feels good like when you were a teenager- that kind of sleep. There are a few articles here on this website about mealtonin just click search and type the word melatonin and you will find them. A woman can take up 75 mg a ngiht and it will act as birth control in addition to makeing you sleep. it also prevents alzheimers and will grow hairt back n balding men!!! and if you start soon enough it reverses menopause!!
      now one thing when I took melatonin and high dose d3 on the same day for a period it seemd that the melatonin adn the d3 cancelled each other out ….Very high doses of d3 would make me sleepy and I would sleep extra like feeling exhausted after a day in the sun..While high dose melatonin by itself could make me sleep a lot too..When I took them both together on the same day the sleep efect of both was greatly diminished. So if I were you I would start at 10 mg of melatonin a night and once you are used to it double the dose …keep doubling til you get to 80 mg a night….

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