Magnesium deficiency symptoms can be corrected by increasing magnesium rich foods and decreasing the foods that prevent magnesium absorption.
Magnesium absorption relies on various factors and conditions for optimal use by your body. Certain conditions must be present and other conditions removed in order for magnesium to be absorbed.
Too much magnesium can mimic magnesium deficiency symptoms, but this is much more rare.
A magnesium deficiency is much more common than too much magnesium, but it can happen when taking supplements and consuming certain foods which contain a very high amount of this mineral.
Diuretics like Coffee, Alcohol, and Soda
Too Much Sodium or White Salt
Foods Grown in Depleted Soil or Toxic Soil
Processed Foods, Fast Foods, and GMOs
Too much Phytic Acid
High Consumption of Phosphorus Foods
Gluten or Gluten Intolerance
Too much Bad Fats in Diet
Boiling Food for too Long
Low or High amounts of Protein Rich Foods
Low or High amounts of Calcium Rich Foods
Too much Fiber in Diet
Too much High Carbohydrate Foods
Too much Oxalic Acid
Low amounts of Potassium Rich Foods
Extreme Diets & Dieting
Too much Stress
It's rare to overdo magnesium through dietary means or through the consumption of food.
And most Americans are probably suffering from magnesium deficiency symptoms rather than getting too much magnesium.
However, ingesting large amounts of milk of magnesia, magnesium supplements, and even too much cacao powder could lead to too much magnesium.
And too much magnesium could create a calcium deficiency especially if your calcium levels are already too low - like what probably happens to people following a very strict vegan diet.
Also, people who have kidney problems or have kidneys that are not working up to par should be very careful of consuming too much magnesium - as this is the organ that eliminates excessive amounts of this mineral.
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