Magnesium is an essential macromineral that performs a huge number of important roles in the body. It is responsible for regulating enzyme reactions (including reactions that create RDN and DNA), transporting essential ions across our cell membranes, assisting in the production of ATP, and much more. All of our major organs require magnesium to function properly, and without it our bodies would spiral out of control.
Despite its biological importance, however, the average person is seriously lacking in magnesium. In fact, according to the American Chiropractic Society, an estimated 68 to 80 percent of the American population suffers from a magnesium deficiency – a state of affairs which, if left untreated, can contribute to serious medical conditions such as osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Consequently, it’s important that we all familiarize ourselves with the warning signs of a deficiency.
While the five conditions listed below are not the only signs associated with a lack of magnesium, they are by far the most common. If you suffer from these issues on a regular basis, consider taking a magnesium supplement (and eating more magnesium-rich whole foods, such as nuts and leafy green vegetables) and see if they subside.