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- Magnesium Deficiency
- Test for Magnesium Deficiency
- Conditions Related to Magnesium Deficiency
- Magnesium Toxicity
The following tests are offered to investigate possible deficiencies that lead to many health and body imbalances. A lack of certain minerals such as Potassium and Magnesium can have a major effect on the entire biochemical system of the body and organs. Take a few minutes and note areas that may become evident in your health investigation that might lead to a Health Evaluation by our Team.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) presents the following fact sheet on Magnesium for Professionals – Reviewed November 4, 2013:
Magnesium is a co-factor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm.
Dr. Ronald Elin of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville makes the following statement:
“The definition of magnesium deficiency seems simple, but it is complicated by the lack of available clinical tests for the assessment of magnesium status. Ideally we would define magnesium deficiency as a reduction in the total body magnesium content. Tests should be available to identify which tissues are deficient and the state of magnesium in these tissues. Unfortunately, this definition is incompatible with current technology.” ¹
Typical “Clinical” Symptoms: These physical signs of magnesium deficiency are clearly related to both its physiological role and its significant impact on the healthy balance of minerals such as calcium and potassium.
Concealed Symptoms: These symptoms are present but concealed by an inability to distinguish their signs from other disease states. Low magnesium intake is prevalent in nearly all industrialized nations.² Magnesium deficiency itself is sometimes referred to as “asymptomatic” or “showing no outward signs”.
Test For Magnesium Deficiency
If you have three (3) or more of the following symptoms related to conditions manifesting in the body, lack of Magnesium could be one of the problems:
|• Bone Deformities|
o Coronary spasms
o Irregular or rapid heartbeat
• Deterioration of Kidneys
• Deterioration of Skin
• Deterioration of Teeth
• Emotional Agitation
• Female Sterility
• Knotting of Muscle Fibers
o Calcium deficiency
o Increased intracellular calcium
o Potassium deficiency
o Difficulty swallowing
o Hyperactive reflexes
o Impaired muscle coordination (ataxia)
o Involuntary eye movements and vertigo
o Muscle cramps
o Muscle spasms (tetany)
o Anorexia or loss of appetite
o Behavioral disturbances
o Impaired memory and cognitive function
o Irritability and anxiety
o Nausea and vomiting
• Shooting Pains
• Sodium Deposits in Tissue or around eyes
Conditions Related To Magnesium Deficiency
In addition to symptoms of overt Hypomagnesemia (clinically low serum magnesium), the following conditions represent possible indicators of chronic latent magnesium deficiency:
Chest pain (angina)
Coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis
Type II diabetes
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Toxicity from increased magnesium intake is not common because the body removes excess amounts. Magnesium excess almost always occurs only when magnesium is supplemented as an Allopathic medication. Diarrhea or an itchy anus can also occur with an excess of magnesium.
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¹. World Health Organization. Calcium and Magnesium in Drinking Water: Public health significance. Geneva: World Health Organization Press; 2009.
².(Liebscher DH, Liebscher DE. About the misdiagnostics of magnesium deficiency. In: 10th International Magnesium Symposium. Cairns (Australia): 2003.)
Kimura M. Overview of Magnesium Nutrition. In: International Magnesium Symposium. New Perspectives in Magnesium Research. 1. London: Springer-Verlag; 2007:239-260.
2. Fox C, Ramsoomair D, Carter C. Magnesium: its proven and potential clinical significance. Southern Medical Journal. 2003;94(12):1195-201. Available at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/423568_1. Accessed March 8, 2010.