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Magnesium Deficiency Is Not What You Are Told

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Magnesium Deficiency Is Not What You Are Told

Magnesium Deficiency Causes

In addition to inadequate intake of this vital mineral, these other causes can also trigger magnesium deficiency symptoms the fact they deplete your body of it:

  • Alcoholism
  • Taking oral contraceptives, estrogen and cisplatin and some other anticancer drugs
  • Incorrect intestinal absorption of magnesium due to Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, intestinal surgery, etc…
  • Excessive consumption of other mineral supplements is also a factor. Minerals interact with each other and an excess of manganese or potassium, for example, may cause a magnesium deficiency.
  • Long-term treatment with medications that increase magnesium loss in the urine: Loop diuretics (furosemide) and thiazide diuretics (hydrochlorothiazide, for example); antibiotics (gentamicin, amphotericin); and cyclosporine (immunosuppressant).
    Calcium supplements can decrease the absorption of magnesium, but do not seem to have any effect on the reservations and magnesium blood levels. So far, no case of deficiency of magnesium has been reported as a result of taking calcium supplements.

Common early warning signs of low magnesium in the body include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and weakness. If the deficiency worsens, the following symptoms may occur: numbness, muscle twitching and cramps, irregular heartbeat and coronary spasms. The conventional medicine just recommends drugs to treat these symptoms instead of giving the body what it really asks for. No wonder why about at least 500000 Americans die a year due to medical drug related medical conditions.

Sources of Magnesium

Homemade Magnesium Oil

While taking magnesium supplements may help the ideal solution is to consume foods rich in it. And one of the cheapest and most effective means to supplement your body is doing transdermal magnesium therapy, using magnesium oil. It is absorbed quickly through the skin and goes directly to the bloodstream. You can make your own oil by mixing magnesium chloride flakes with purified water.                                                                                                                


Top 50 Magnesium Rich Foods

Legumes, seeds, nuts, whole grains, wheat germ, dark green leafy vegetables and brewer’s yeast are best sources of magnesium. However, it is important to know that refining, especially the cereals, as well as processing greatly reduce their content of this valuable mineral. Therefore, eating organic and whole foods is recommended.

Rank Food Magnesium Content per 100 grams
#1 Molokhia powder 609.00 mg
#2 Non-iodized Gray Sea Salt 503.00 mg
#3 Sardines in Virgin Olive Oil 467.00 mg
#4 Sea Salt 424.00 mg
#5 Unsweetened chocolate powder 376.00 mg
#6 Cumin seed 366.00 mg
#7 Brazil nuts 366.00 mg
#8 Sunflower seed 364.00 mg
#9 Coffee powder 356.00 mg
#10 Coriander seed 356.00 mg
#11 sesame seed 324.00 mg
#12 Periwinkle 310.00 mg
#13 Wheat germ 256.00 mg
#14 Curry powder 254.00 mg
#15 Snail 250.00 mg
#16 Cashew 247.00 mg
#17 Spice 233.00 mg
#18 Almond 232.00 mg
#19 Pine nut 227.00 mg
#20 Ginger root 214.00 mg
#21 Sweetened Dark chocolate (70% cocoa min) 206.00 mg
#22 Pressed cooked cheese 202.00 mg
#23 Chicory and coffee powder 199.00 mg
#24 Biscuits (enriched) 195.00 mg
#25 Ground black pepper 190.00 mg
#26 Organic Cereal Grains or Seeds 181.00 mg
#27 Nutritional yeast 170.00 mg
#28 Peanut butter 169.00 mg
#29 Roasted and salted peanut 168.00 mg
#30 Whole wheat bread 167.00 mg
#31 Malt powder & sweetened drinks 162.00 mg
#32 Buckwheat flour 157.00 mg
#33 Multigrain bread 156.00 mg
#34 Biscuits stuffed with fruit 152.00 mg
#35 dark chocolate (70% cocoa min) no added sugar 149.00 mg
#36 Chocolate covered peanuts 146.00 mg
#37 Anchovy fillets in oil (canned) 144.00 mg
#38 Trail mix: seeds and raisins 143.00 mg
#39 dark chocolate with dried fruits 140.00 mg
#40 Cooked whelk 135,00 mg
#41 Tofu 134,00 mg
#42 Cereal enriched with vitamins and minerals 132.00 mg
#43 Popcorn 132.00 mg
#44 Macadamia nuts 130.00 mg
#45 Dry red rice 130.00 mg
#46 Nuts 126.00 mg
#47 Pecan 125.00 mg
#48 Skimmed milk powder 115.00 mg
#49 Freekeh 114.00 mg
#50 Sweetened chocolate granules 111.00 mg


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