Magnesium Deficiency

A Magnesium Deficiency can cause depression, dizziness, muscle weakness and twitching, and premenstrual syndrome.

  • It is a vital component of a healthy human diet.
  • Its main role is as a constituent of bone.
  • It also assists in the transmission of nerve impulses and is important for muscle contraction.
  • A lack of this mineral is also believed to be the cause of heart palpitations.




Magnesium Deficiency in Sport

  • As far as athletes are concerned, no single food can enhance performances.

  • Athletes should follow a balanced diet which is calibrated to meet energy requirements.

  • Low magnesium levels have often been found in those engaged in endurance sports like marathons and cycle tours.

  •  This can interfere with the release of energy, causing fatigue and possible muscle cramps.



Have your bran in the morning ,and your green leafy veggies in the evening, but if you are still not getting enough magnesium in your natural diet, you might need a supplement especially in the weeks leading up to an endurance event.



Restless Legs and a Magnesium Deficiency

  • It has been suggested that a deficiency in magnesium could be one of the causes for restless legs.

  • Take a look through home remedies for restless legs and see some interesting natural solutions for this ailment.

A reasonably balanced diet should provide all the body's requirements, but try snacking on some sesame and pumpkin seeds before going to bed.



Shortage of Magnesium and Premenstrual Stress

  • In previous years, and probably still today, this syndrome is a source of great amusement and an excuse for the rest of the family to laugh away Mom's irrational behavior.

  • Women who suffer from PMS will testify that these mental and physical changes in the premenstrual week are very real and extremely hard to control.

  • Studies have indicated that women with PMS show low blood levels of magnesium.


So, Mom... when you have PMS and have the undivided attention of the whole family, make sure that all of you eat your spinach and brocolli.

The center of the chlorophyll molecule (which gives green veggies their color) contains magnesium.

Fry some halibut to enjoy with these green veggies and the combination will give you a good dose of magnesium.





Magnesium and Heart Palpitations



  • Ensure that your health professional has ruled out any underlying conditions which could be causing your upsetting heart palpitations.

  • It is possible that these palpitations which occur repeatedly and without warning are due to feelings of anxiety.

  • The nervous system can be calmed by doses of magnesium, which is also very good for a healthy cardiac system.

  • Should you be inclined take magnesium as a "top up" in the form of a supplement, always consult with your Doctor as to what your dosage should be.


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Not only are they low in fat, but one medium size potato contains only one-and-a-half servings of carbohydrates (dieticians recommend 4 daily servings) - meaning they are not too high in kilojoules after all (498 kilojoules a potato).

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