Magnesium

This is one of the most important minerals for the human body. Gathered primarily in cells like potassium (and not in liquids like sodium, for example), it activates over 300 different enzymes and helps in the proper functioning of the nervous system. Commonly associated with the occurrence of cramps. Lack of magnesium in the body increases nervous tension. Magnesium helps in maintaining healthy bones, teeth, normal psychological functions and maintaining electrolyte balance.

WOBASZ* examination has shown that the diet of Poles is low in magnesium – both for women and men.

Deficiency

Magnesium deficiency is most often diagnosed in people who use a low-calorie diet and eat processed foods with a lot of preservatives, phosphates, fibre and phytates. Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system fatigue also exacerbate the deficiencies of this mineral. Magnesium supplementation is recommended for people with kidney diseases and those taking certain medications (e.g. contraception, psychotropic, sleeping pills). Drinking small quantities of mineral water can cause a deficiency of magnesium.

Objawy:

  • neuromuscular disorders and cardiovascular hypertension increase the risk of osteoporosis, weakness of the body
  • apathy
  • depression
  • difficulties in concentration
  • excessive irritability
  • nervous tics - e.g. eyelid twitching - myokimia
  • hair loss, nail brittleness
  • nystagmus
  • risk of metabolic syndrome
  • insulin resistance
  • impaired insulin secretion
Excess

The excess of magnesium in the body is often observed in people taking alkalising drugs or supplementing hyper doses of this mineral.

Objawy:

  • laxative properties
  • alkalosis
  • hypokalemia
  • dehydration
  • difficult breathing
  • change in heart functioning

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