Who is Deficient?

The most frequent questions people have asked about magnesium is “how do I know I need more magnesium?” and “Should I take magnesium supplements?” Researchers now believe that  everyone could benefit from extra supplementation. However, there is a long list of possible symptoms and behaviors that can identify your need for magnesium.

The following 100 factors in 68 categories can help you recognize magnesium deficiency. There's no way of knowing how many factors correlate with any one person's magnesium deficiency, but if you find yourself ticking off a few dozen, you may want see how many of your symptoms improve when you take magnesium supplements. 1.Alcohol intake – more than seven drinks per week

2.Anger

3.Angina

4.Anxiety

5.Apathy

6.Arrhythmia of the heart

7.Asthma

8.Blood tests

a. low calcium

b. low potassium

c. low magnesium

9.Bowel problems

a. undigested fat in stool

b. constipation

c. diarrhea

d. alternating constipation and diarrhea

e. IBS

f. Crohn's

g. Colitis

10.Brain trauma

11.Bronchitis, chronic

12.Caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate), more than three servings per day

13.Chronic fatigue syndrome

14.Cold extremities

15.Concentration difficulties

16.Confusion

17.Convulsions

18.Depression

19.Diabetes

a. type I

b. type II

20.Fibromyalgia

21.Food intake imbalances

a. limited in green leafy vegetables, seeds, and fresh fruit

b. high protein

22.Food cravings

a. carbohydrates

b. chocolate

c. salt

d. junk food

23.Gagging or choking on food

24.Headaches

25.Heart disease

26.Heart – rapid rate

27.High blood pressure

28.Homocysteinuria

29.Hyperactivity

30.Hyperventilation

31.Infertility

32.Insomnia

33.Irritability

34.Kidney stones35.Medications

a. digitalis

b. diuretics

c. antibiotics

d. steroids

e. oral contraceptives

f. indomethacin

g. cisplatin

h. amphotericin B

I. cholestyramine

j. synthetic estrogens

36.Memory impairment

37.Mercury amalgam dental fillings

38.Menstrual pain and cramps

39.Migraines

40.Mineral supplements

a. take calcium without magnesium

b. take zinc without magnesium

c. take iron without magnesium

41.Mitral valve prolapse

42.Muscle cramps or spasms

43.Muscle twitching or tics

44.Muscle weakness

45.Numbness of hands or feet

46.Osteoporosis

47.Paranoia

48.Prathyroid hyperactivity

49.PMS

50.Polycystic ovarian disease

51.Pregnancy

a. currently pregnant

b. pregnant within one year

c. history of preeclampsia or eclampsia

d. postpartum depression

e. have a child with cerebral palsy

52.Radiation therapy, recent

53.Raynaud's syndrome

54.Restlessness

55.Sexual energy diminished

56.Shortness of breath

57.Smoking

58.Startled easily by noise

59.Stressful life or circumstances

60.Stroke

61.Sugar, high intake daily

62.Syndrome X

63.Thyroid hyperactivity

64.Tingling of hands or feet

65.Transplants

a. kidney

b. liver

66.Tremor of the hands

67.Water that contains the following

a. fluoride

b. chlorine

c. calcium

68.Wheezing


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