Are You Deficient in Magnesium?

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Symptoms can include:

  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • numbness
  • tingling
  • cramps
  • abnormal heart rhythms

Most Americans consume less of this mineral than the recommended daily intake, with elderly men and adolescent females most likely to have low intakes. Nuts, grains, and green leafy veggies are good dietary sources. Magnesium is also available in supplement form.

Sources: 

“Magnesium,” University of Maryland Medical Center, http://umm.edu, 2011

“Magnesium: Health Professional Fact Sheet,” Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, http://ods.od.nih.gov