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After trying to address why I am so darn fatigued every day,  I finally came to the conclusion I might be deficient in magnesium. Why? Because out of this list, I could check off numerous ailments that applied to me.

Are you…

fatigued? chronically tired? irritable? anxious? depressed? constipated? do you have muscle cramps? food allergies? trouble sleeping? are you plagued by headaches and PMS? The health issues from a lack of magnesium goes on and on. (look here for a mind blowing list of ailments)

There is a possibility that you may need more magnesium. Unfortunately, the crops harvested today are not grown in  magnesium rich soil as they were years ago so now the majority of us are not getting this nutrient which we need. From what I have read, blood tests are not reliable in diagnosing a magnesium deficiency. The best way to determine whether or not you need more, pay close attention to your symptoms.

“Magnesium is the eighth most abundant mineral on earth, and the third most abundant in sea water. More importantly, it is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and it is necessary in over 300 reactions within the body. Proper magnesium ratios are important for the body to correctly use calcium in the cells. Even a small deficiency can lead to a dangerous calcium imbalance and lead to problems like calcification and cell death. This manifests itself with symptoms like heart trouble, migraine headaches, muscle cramps and premenstrual cramping.”  {source}

You can find magnesium in green leafy vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Processed foods, alcohol, sugar and caffeine all deplete magnesium in the body as does too much calcium. To add magnesium, you must increase your intake of leafy greens, avoid processed and refined foods, take probiotics and / or a magnesium supplement.

I recently purchased a bottle of Magnesium Oil Spray, this is called Transdermal Magnesium since it travels into the body thru the skin. Its easy to use after a shower and fast absorbing. Since you don’t take it orally, you do not have to worry about it giving you an upset stomach and its quickly absorbed and using through the cells of the skin. I’m hoping this helps with some of my troubles, I’ll keep you posted.

For a really in depth  look into Magnesium Deficiency, check out this article!