Warning Signs That Your Magnesium Levels Are Low


Magnesium is one of the minerals that your body needs the most, but, unfortunately, most of us are magnesium deficient. The human body usually contains 1 to 2 ounces of magnesium, mainly found in the bones and teeth, with smaller concentrations also in the brain, heart, and blood.

In fact, every single cell in the body needs magnesium to function properly, and it’s responsible for over 300 metabolic functions in the body. It’s clear that this element is vital for your health, but according to USDA, approximately a half of the Americans consume inadequate amount in their diet.

Why is this so?

These days we all lead a fast lifestyle, so our body uses up our supply to deal with stress. It magnesiummeans that we use more magnesium than we take – and we should be taking 500 to 1000 mg daily.

The list of symptoms of magnesium deficiency includes leg cramps, insomnia, chronic fatigue, blood clots, facial twitches, anxiety, migraines, depression, heart problems, unstable blood sugar levels, and joint and bone problems. It may even help even in cases of memory loss because of its ability to improve the oxygen intake in the brain, and in cases of tremors caused by neurological problems after studies showed lowered levels of magnesium in the brains of these patients.

Additionally, magnesium deficiency is also associated with chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Having a deficiency of magnesium causes the body to overproduce insulin and then that extra glucose goes into the cells, causing inflammation.

Magnesium for your body and mind

Rich dietary sources of magnesium are leafy green vegetables (such as spinach and kale), avocados, dark chocolate, whole grains, fish, nuts and seeds (chia seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.

Also, you can take a high-quality supplement, and if you’re using one, make sure to have the magnesium co-factors Glycinate, Malate, Orotate, and Taurinate, as they are more effectively absorbed in the body and support organ systems and bodily functions better than any other magnesium form.

Here’s what the powerhouse four do for you:

1. Magnesium Glycinate for the mind

– Controls feelings of worry/doubt, irritability, irregular sleep, concentration, and hysteria

– Minimizes laxative effects and is the least likely form to induce diarrhea

– Corrects long-term deficiencies

– Reduces numbness and negative moods

– Increases mental calmness and relaxation

2. Magnesium Malate for the muscles

– Treats muscle and nerve pains

– Calms muscle fatigue

– Manages PMS and headaches

– Supports digestion if taken with meals

– Increases energy production

3. Magnesium Orotate for the body

– Enhances athletic performance

– Aids DNA formation and heart repair and function Magnesium Taurinate for the heart

4. Magnesium Taurinate for the heart

– Supports healthy heart function

– Prevents migraines

– Suppresses heart palpitations and arrhythmias

Besides taking magnesium supplements, it is also extremely crucial the magnesium supplement contain vitamin B6, as vitamin B6 determines how much magnesium will be absorbed by the cells in the first place.

May magnesium bring you a peaceful mind, a happy heart, a strong body, and a tranquil night’s sleep.


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About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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