If you are experiencing headaches, high blood pressure, stress, muscle spasms and fatigue, magnesium insufficiency may be a factor. Magnesium is crucial to hundreds of biochemical processes in your body, and the typical “Western” diet does not provide adequate magnesium. There is no standard clinical test to determine magnesium levels; serum levels of magnesium in the blood may be low even when levels are sufficient. This is because about 98% of magnesium in the body is being used in intracellular functions, where it can’t be measured through blood tests.
If you suspect that your magnesium levels might be low, however, they most likely are. The highly processed and profit-driven “Occidental” diet does not offer much in the way of bioavailable magnesium, and other factors such as ingestion of coffee and alcohol rob your body of magnesium and other valuable nutrients. Low magnesium levels are often asymptomatic and go unnoticed. More severe clinical deficiencies of magnesium have ...Read More