Could You Be Magnesium Deficient?

Could you be magnesium deficient? Apparently, many people are. Since it’s common, I think it’s something you should definitely look into!

The Difference Between Magnesium Deficiency and Sufficiency

Magnesium supplementation has made a HUGE difference in my life. Those weird, unexplainable symptoms. Gone! Being more or less non-functional 1-3 weeks out of every month (especially in the fall, winter, and spring)? Gone!

My health is not perfect AND I know other things besides magnesium have made a difference, but my discovery that I am magnesium deficient and subsequent supplementation has been AMAZING.

Amazing, as in, feel bad–>take magnesium –>feel better kind of amazing.

As in, now that I have found the perfect daily dosage I rarely experience those particular symptoms any more (and when I do I just take a little more magnesium and they go away).

As in, life-changing in a big, unambiguous way.

As in, I’m a different person (in a good way!) than I was a few years ago, in large part because of magnesium.

Could you be magnesium deficient? Symptoms can include, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, weakness, poor concentraion, PMS, infertility, and more.

But are YOU magnesium deficient? That is the question.

What Are the Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency?

Before I get into the symptoms, I want to say that I experienced a group of symptoms that I’ve never read about anywhere but that I know were due to magnesium deficiency because I could reliably turn them off like a switch by taking a little magnesium.

It’s kind of hard to describe but I describe it as basically “feeling my body too much.” It could include . . .

*being physically and psychologically hypersensitive (I am that way a bit by nature anyway but NOT like this)
*having a constant stream of minor but VERY irritating little itches or tickles randomly over my body (especially while trying to fall asleep)
*mild but very uncomfortable general body aches
*and just a general sense of of my body being too much “there” even when I couldn’t identify exactly what I was feeling. A general sense of discomfort.

I’m so glad to be free from that (and know what to do about it whenever it does start cropping up)!

Now let’s look as some more symptoms and see how you are doing!

Some Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Note: I put an “*” by each symptom listed here that I experienced.

Anxiety*Bowel problemsHigh blood pressure
Depression*–Constipation*Kidney stones
Poor concentration*–DiarrheaFibromyalgia
Irritability*–OtherChronic bronchitis
Memory impairment*Muscle cramps, spasms, or twitching*PMS*/ Menses pain/ cramps*
Startled easily*Tingling hands/feet*Diabetes
Food cravingsNumbness hands/feetPolycystic ovaries
Chronic fatigue**Cold extremitiesPreeclampsia/ eclampsia
Muscle weakness*HeadachesInsomnia*
Restlessness*Shortness of breath*And more

Some Other Things Associated With Magnesium Deficiency

Brain traumaCaffeine >3 per day
Taking antibiotics or oral contraceptives (several others as well, see resources below)Food intake:
–Limited greens
–High protein
–Limited nuts/seeds
SmokingSugar intake high
Stressful life* (I have internal stress due to anxiety) And more
Note: Yes, my anxiety has improved since taking magnesium but I will probably always have an anxiety disorder to deal with. It appears to be at least partly genetic.

Does this sound like you?

If it does, BY ALL MEANS check out all of the resources and information below!

I take ReMag regularly (currently 3/4 teaspoon three times per day). I also have some capsules (magnesium citrate), which is what I used to take, that I take when I need a little extra (usually at night when I’m not falling asleep or feel uncomfortable).

Recommended Resources

For More Information/References

Gauging Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms ~ My source for the symptoms and associations listed above.

Is Magnesium Toxic? ~ How much magnesium is it safe to take? Are there any contraindications (or circumstances that would require expert guidance )? Can magnesium be toxic? This post is a response to a statement on a different website, but contains a few important points.


  1. The impact of magnesium on health, as highlighted in your article, is a significant reminder of how nutrient sufficiency can profoundly affect our well-being. The drastic improvement in your symptoms with magnesium supplementation is a testament to the often-overlooked importance of minerals in our diet. Your story is a valuable prompt for many to consider nutrient deficiencies as a potential cause for chronic symptoms, urging a closer look at our dietary choices and their direct link to our health.

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