Do you have intense cravings for chocolate that you can’t think about anything else? There are big chances that you are deficient in magnesium.
The magnesium is essential for more than 300 different enzymatic processes to help the body function properly. The magnesium is a common mineral to be deficient in, and most people don’t have an idea that they are lacking this essential nutrient!
Here are 7 signs that show you might be deficient:
1. Chocolate Cravings
If you truly listen to your body, it will tell you what it really needs. Your body knows best. The dark chocolate is a great source of magnesium, and in just one square it contains 24 percent of your daily needs. If the body is calling out for a chocolate fix, that might be just what you really need.
Are you feeling anxious? A deficiency in magnesium can make your central nervous system to send you early warning signs by the increased anxiety. The supplementation with just 200 mg of magnesium might help keep the adrenal hormones under control at the time when the anxiety kicks in.
3. Muscle Cramps
Involuntary muscle spasms can be really painful. The magnesium relaxes the muscles, so when you are running low on the magnesium, you will probably find the muscles contracting involuntary, and that causes painful spasms.
4. High Blood Pressure
Are you exercising regularly and eating well and still you have high blood pressure? It can be a lack of electrolytes and magnesium. The magnesium helps to relax and dilate the blood vessels, so when you are low in this mineral, the blood vessels tend to constrict more and that results in higher blood pressure. When the electrolyte levels are unbalanced because of low magnesium, this situation can create high blood pressure too.
5. Sleep Troubles
Did you know that the magnesium levels drop in the body at night? That means that if you are low in magnesium you might have trouble sleeping. Many people have problems staying asleep or getting to sleep. A deficiency in magnesium might be an important factor as it plays an important role in the function of the central nervous system.
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