hey guys. dr. axe here, founder of draxe.com.today, i'm going to share with you eight warning signs that you have magnesium deficiency,and there are many symptoms of magnesium deficiency that a lot of people have. so then, think about this, there is a goodchance that you have a health condition and if you just got more magnesium in your diet,it could be gone for good. there are people suffering with eight common conditions thatif you just get more magnesium in your diet it is going to transform your health forever. according to recent research, 80% of americansare magnesium deficient. so, you've got to get more magnesium in your diet or at least80% of people do.
the first warning sign that you are magnesiumdeficient is that if you have any form of a headache, whether it's a tension headacheor a migraine headache that's a big warning sign and one of the reasons is that magnesiumreally helps in relaxing muscles, it helps with overall cellular function, and so again,magnesium is critical. if you have a headache, had any type of headacheat all, consider getting more magnesium foods in your diet or taking a magnesium supplement,and at the end, i'll share more with you about magnesium foods and supplements. the number two sign that you have a magnesiumdeficiency is if you get muscle cramps. now, a lot of the times people think that that'spotassium and it can be, but it's also magnesium.
and so again, if you are an athlete or let'ssay you're laying [sic] in bed at night and you ever get muscle cramps or if you strugglewith muscle cramps on a regular basis, you are magnesium deficient. you really want to work on increasing bothpotassium intake and magnesium intake if you get muscle cramps. the third warning sign that you're magnesiumdeficient is if you have osteoporosis or if you have osteopenia or any type of weak musclesor weak bones, or you get injured easily. you know magnesium is a major building blockof your muscles. and listen to this, a lot of people will goand take a calcium supplement without even
taking a magnesium supplement for your bodyto even use calcium. you have to have magnesium. so again, magnesium, it's critical for buildingstrong bones. so, it's essential that children are gettingmagnesium rich foods, adults', especially aging women, are getting magnesium foods andsupplements on a regular basis. the fourth warning sign that you are magnesiumdeficient is if you have diabetes or imbalanced blood sugar. if you tend to eat somethingand then afterwards you get really tired. in fact if you're one of those people thathits the sort of two o'clock coma at work after lunch, that's a big warning sign thatyou are magnesium deficient. so, again if you have diabetes or you havelow energy levels, or even have adrenal fatigue,
those are warning signs that you're not gettingenough magnesium in your diet. the reason is that magnesium is a criticalmineral for improving glucose absorption and really balancing out your blood sugar. youreally have to have magnesium for cellular function. the fifth warning sign, you may have highblood pressure. so blood pressure issues, if you have high blood pressure on a bloodpressure medication, magnesium has been shown to be one of the best natural remedies tonaturally lower or balance out your blood pressure. the sixth warning sign that you have a magnesiumdeficiency is if you struggle with insomnia
or not being able to sleep at night, and thatincludes both not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep during the night or even wakingup early on a consistent basis. you need magnesium for that. if you do struggle with that, the best timeto take magnesium is with dinner or right before bed in the evening. the seventh warning sign you are magnesiumdeficient is if you struggle with anxiety and depression. in fact, magnesium has beenshown to help calm the body, the muscles, and help improve mood. it is a vital mineralfor overall mood. in fact one of the things i've recommendedto patients over time with anxiety is taking
magnesium on a daily basis and they've seengreat results. and last but not least, would be muscle pain. that's a sign that you'remagnesium deficient as well. things like fibromyalgia. so muscle pain,fibromyalgia, those are warning signs. the reason is magnesium, even within minutes oftaking it, it can start to relax your muscles. also why it helps with migraine headaches.that's number eight. then one other bonus warning sign you're magnesiumdeficient is if you struggle with constipation. constipation and irregular bowel movementsis a major warning sign. so if you do struggle with constipation, magnesium, specificallymagnesium citrate has great benefits in helping improve bowel movements.
now, let me tell you how to get more magnesiumin your diet. number one is through foods, specifically fruits, vegetables and sproutednuts and seeds are a great source. avocados are my number one recommendation for gettingmore magnesium in your diet. bananas are great as well, also even thingslike pumpkin seeds. if you want to learn more about the magnesium foods just go to my websitedraxe.com or google search online dr. axe magnesium foods and you can find my list ofmy top magnesium foods there as well. and last but not least, take a quality magnesiumsupplement. now, the problem is most magnesium and mineral supplements out there today inmulti-vitamins are made from rocks. literally, rocks and mineral salts. you don't want totake those.
take a magnesium chelate supplement that alsohas other co-factors in it like boron. and so again, i know that i personally take theaxe naturals brand of magnesium. it's a great brand you can check out there as well, online. and so again, guys, if you're going to behealthy or if you have any one of those warning signs, you know that you are magnesium deficient,make sure that you get more magnesium in your diet and consider a magnesium supplement. hey, if you've enjoyed this information makesure you've subscribe to the youtube page. i'm always giving more information on thetop vitamins and minerals to help your body stay healthy.