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Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Magnesium (Mg) normally keeps adrenal stress hormones under control.


Both histamine production and bronchial spasms increase with Mg deficiency.

Blood Clots

Mg has an important role to play in preventing blood clots and keeping the blood thin. (Much like aspirin, but without the side effects.)

Bowel Disease

Mg deficiency slows down the bowel, causing constipation, which can lead to toxicity and malabsorption of nutrients, as well as colitis.


Bladder spasms are worsened by Mg deficiency


Serotonin, which elevates moods, is dependent on Mg. A Mg-deficient brain is also more susceptible to allergens (foreign substances that can cause symptoms similar to mental illness.)


Mg is crucial for the removal of toxic substances and heavy metals such as aluminium and lead.


Mg enhances insulin secretion, facilitating sugar metabolism. Without Mg, insulin is not able to transfer glucose into cells. Glucose and insulin build up in the blood, causing various types of tissue damage.


Mg-deficient persons commonly experience fatigue, because dozens of enzyme systems are under-functioning.

Heart Disease

Mg deficiency is common in people with heart disease. Mg is administered in hospitals for acute myocardial infarction and cardiac arrhythmia. Like any other muscle, the heart muscle requires Mg. Mg is also used to treat angina, or chest pain.


Insufficient Mg causes spasm of blood vessels, which leads to high blood pressure.


Mg keeps insulin under control; without Mg episodes of low blood sugar can result.


Sleep-regulating melatonin production is enhanced by sufficient Mg.

Kidney Disease

Mg deficiency contributes to atherosclerotic kidney failure. Mg deficiency creates abnormal lipid levels and worsening blood sugar control in kidney transplant patients.


Serotonin balance is Mg-dependent. Deficiency of serotonin can result in migraine headaches and depression.

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Fibrositis, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, eye twitches, cramps and chronic neck and back pain may be caused by Mg deficiency.

Nerve Problems

Mg alleviates peripheral nerve disturbances throughout the whole body, such as migraines, muscle contractions, gastrointestinal spasms, and calf, foot and toe cramps. It is also used in treating central nervous symptoms of vertigo and confusion.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mg prevents Premenstrual Syndrome; prevents dysmenorrhea (cramping pain during menses); is important in the treatment of infertility; and alleviates premature contractions, preeclampsia, and eclampsia in pregnancy. Intravenous Mg is given in obstetrical wards for pregnancy-induced hypertension and to lessen the risk of cerebral palsy and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Mg is excellent for pregnant women.

Tooth Decay

Mg deficiency causes an unhealthy balance of phosphorus and calcium in saliva, which damages teeth.

Hippocrates Pure Food-Grade Magnesium Chloride is available.