32 Signs You Need More Magnesium

Did you know that a deficiency in magnesium is the number one leading cause of heart attacks?

You may lack magnesium due is primarily caused by diet, stress, or environmental factors. With a healthy diet you can combat the impact of these factors and increase the magnesium in your body.

We’ve collected 32 signs that you may need more magnesium in your body.

Anxious and Irritable

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Magnesium provides a calming effect on your nervous system. So, if you suffer from panic attacks or anxiety, you may have low magnesium levels.

Mental Health Issues

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Do you experience mood swings, emotional or mental health issues? Then you may be lacking magnesium. It’s known to be a natural “chill pill.”


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If you feel lethargic and tired all the time, you probably need more magnesium. This tiredness occurs when your adrenal glands are overworked.

Memory Loss

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Low levels of magnesium may lead to stroke, cognitive impairment, and memory loss. Normal levels of magnesium will relax your arteries and keep them from having spasms.


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Glutamine is an amino acid that is found in magnesium. It will help reduce cravings and help people cut their addictions to alcohol.


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Nausea and vomited may be caused by low magnesium levels. If you constantly feel nauseas make sure to talk to your doctor.


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People who suffer from epilepsy and strokes show low magnesium levels.


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Feeling physically weak may be another sign of low magnesium. It’s caused by losing potassium n your muscles and may leave you feeling tired.

Muscle Spasms

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Magnesium deficiency may lead to muscle spasms and cramps.


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Low magnesium levels cause muscle cramps. In fact, 78% of cramps in your leg is caused by low magnesium.

Hyperactive Reflexes

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Low magnesium levels can cause hyperactive reflexes, impaired cardiac function, and muscular irritability.

Impaired Muscle Coordination

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When you lose control of your muscles, it’s called ataxia. This affects your muscle movement and speech.


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Magnesium affects a lot of things in your body, including when your hands tremor. It helps to stabilize your muscles, so with low levels, it will cause tremors.


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If your magnesium levels are low enough, you may suffer from vertigo, hallucinations, or delirium.

Hard to Swallow

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It can be difficult to swallow if you have low levels of magnesium. You may also feel that you have a lump in your throat.


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With low magnesium levels, your insulin may be elevated, which affects intracellular and extracellular functions.

Low Calcium Levels

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When you have low magnesium levels, you will also have calcium deficiency since magnesium regulates calcium in your body.

Potassium Deficiency

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It also affects your potassium levels. You need potassium for healthy muscle and nerve function.

Coronary Spasms

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Low magnesium levels may cause chest pains caused by coronary artery disease. It feels like a cramp in your chest and can be pretty alarming.

Delayed Growth

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Children with low zinc and magnesium levels have shown delayed growth and retardation. While pregnant, a woman should make sure her magnesium levels are good.


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If you have magnesium deficiency for a long time, it may lead to severe depression. The deficiency may cause neuro imbalances.


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No matter how much sleep you get, you still feel fatigued. This may be caused by magnesium deficiency, which causes low red blood cell counts.


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It’s been shown that 95% of people with ADHD suffer from low magnesium levels.


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Your testosterone and estrogen levels may be affected by low magnesium levels. Magnesium regulates cortisol, which is known as the stress hormone.

Parkinson’s Disease

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Good magnesium levels can help relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as coordination, speech, movement, and tremors.


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There are different causes for insomnia. We try to change our routines and everything to get more sleep, but if that doesn’t work, make sure to check your magnesium levels.


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It’s been shown that people who suffer from migraines cut down 42% of their migraines by increasing their magnesium levels.


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Bone health depends on adequate magnesium levels. Low magnesium may result in osteoporosis.

Heart Arrhythmia

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An irregular heartbeat may be caused by a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium helps the delivery of oxygen to the heart.


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Your coronary arteries may become inflamed due to magnesium deficiency. This can increase your risk of having heart disease.

High Blood Pressure

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A study has shown that people reduced their blood pressure by taking magnesium supplements for three months.


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People who suffer from Type II diabetes have low levels of magnesium.