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:
- 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|
|#13||Wheat germ||256.00 mg|
|#14||Curry powder||254.00 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|
|#42||Cereal enriched with vitamins and minerals||132.00 mg|
|#44||Macadamia nuts||130.00 mg|
|#45||Dry red rice||130.00 mg|
|#48||Skimmed milk powder||115.00 mg|
|#50||Sweetened chocolate granules||111.00 mg|
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