Magnesium is a crucial mineral used in the human body for over 300 physiological processes. Optimal magnesium levels are in the higher end of reference range 6-6.4 mg/dl. If your levels are below 4.0 you need to supplement with magnesium and choose magnesium rich foods.
Some signs and symptoms of magnesium deficiency include 1. poor cognitive processing (brain fog), 2. headaches and chronic migraines, 3. Constipation and related gut disorders such as IBS and SIBO, 4. fatigue (physical, mental, and emotional), 5. insomnia, 6. muscle spasms and cramping, 7. chronic pain, 8. fibromyalgia, 9. heart arrhythmias, 10. numbness and tinging, 11. mood and behavioral disorders. Top food sources for magnesium include leafy greens such as spinach and swiss chard, grass fed dairy, avocados, pumpkin seeds, pink salts such as hymilayan sea salt, nuts, dark chocolate, wild caught fish, spouts, sea weed, and coffee.
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