Symptoms, conditions and causes

What is the first and earliest sign of magnesium deficiency?

Magnesium deficiency is the most overlooked deficiency because it cannot be detected by a blood test. Sixty percent of magnesium is in the bone, 20% is in the muscle, 19% is in the soft tissue, and 1% is in the blood.

Neuromuscular excitability, or tetany, is the number 1 earliest sign of a magnesium deficiency. Tetany is a twitching of the muscles, often affecting the left eye.

Diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease are all associated with low magnesium.

Here are 22 surprising signs of magnesium deficiency:

• Anxiety

• Insomnia

• Depression

• Migraines

• Restless legs syndrome

• Muscle cramps

• Fatigue

• Tourette's syndrome

• Oxidative cholesterol

• High homocysteine levels

• High blood pressure

• Calcification of the arteries

• Arrhythmias

• Stroke

• Metabolic syndrome

• Polycystic ovarian syndrome

• Kidney stones

• Higher levels of calcium in the blood

• Inflammation

• Nystagmus

• Asthma

Last updated: Mar 18, 2024 16:07 PM