Magnesium Deficiencies a Functional Medicine Approach

  • Mar 12 2019


The mineral magnesium has long been utilized for its ability to relax the body. Yet we often deplete the body of this mineral from the use of antibiotics and/or diuretics as well as intake of excess coffee, sugar, alcohol, and/or salt. Magnesium is one of the most depleted minerals and when tested is often very low in most of our patients.

Ways to restore healthy levels of magnesium include practicing stress management techniques daily, eliminating or significantly reducing intake of salt, sugar, and alcohol, and eating more foods high in magnesium, such as avocados, dark chocolate, dark leafy greens, nuts, seaweed, and seeds. If you think you are magnesium deficient (some  symptoms may be: muscle twitches, loss of appetite, headache, nausea, poor digestion, low energy, fatigue, weakness, heart palpitations, numbness/tingling, muscle cramps, irritability, panic attacks, depression, chronic insomnia, sleep disorders, seizures) you may need to supplement. The proper test to check levels is called RBC magnesium test that is the most accurate. This test will measure the amount of magnesium in our cells.

Talk to us today about nutrient deficiencies and testing.

All the best for continued amazing health,

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