Reversing magnesium deficiency: what you can do
Muscle cramps, fatigue, exhaustion – all of these can be symptoms of magnesium deficiency. To alleviate these symptoms and to keep your body’s magnesium levels constant over a long period of time, you need to take action to reverse the magnesium deficiency. We have summarised the best treatments and shown when you should use high-strength magnesium supplement here.
Magnesium deficiency: what’s the right way to treat it?
Most of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency are unpleasant and can bother us at any time of the day or night. For example, you know that nervous twitching you get on your eyelids? Eyelid twitching is a symptom that could be due to you having too little magnesium. Neuromuscular disorders that may also manifest themselves as numbness or tingling, often occur when the body does not have enough of this vital mineral. But more serious problems such as migraine or an impairment of the cardiovascular system may also be associated with a magnesium deficiency. So, it’s important to reverse a magnesium deficiency if you want to return to a daily routine without symptoms.
There are lots of life situations where your daily requirement for the mineral is higher than usual and different to the recommended daily dose (300 mg for women aged 25 and over, and 350 mg for men aged 25 and over). 1 During pregnancy or stressful stages of life, for example, the body needs higher amounts of magnesium. High-strength versions have been proven to help in these cases. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you’re not sure which strength is right for you.
Reversing a magnesium deficiency with the right diet
The body can’t produce its own magnesium and so we need to supply it from outside. So, the right diet is important for treating a magnesium deficiency over the long term. Of course, you can’t get rid of acute leg cramp (due to magnesium deficiency) or similar symptoms by eating just one banana. But eating bananas over the long term will help you top up your levels. Apart from bananas, there are lots more foods that are rich in magnesium such as nuts, potatoes or wholemeal bread. You can also supplement your diet with magnesium products such as Biolectra® magnesium to top up your magnesium reserves.
*due to magnesium deficiency