Magnesium deficiency - causes, symptoms and consequences
The risk of vitamin and mineral deficiencies can affect anyone. Regardless of age, gender, diet or level of physical activity. The consequences of a deficiency of macro and micro elements are very serious. What is worth knowing about magnesium deficiency?
What are the causes of magnesium deficiency?
Although magnesium is present in large quantities in food products, a balanced diet may still not be enough to maintain its level. One of the most common causes of magnesium deficiency is excessive consumption of coffee, tea or alcohol. Regular consumption of large
quantities of these drinks can contribute to a decrease in this element, since a large part of it is eliminated. A lack of natural sources of magnesium in the daily diet (such as leafy greens, nuts, cocoa, buckwheat and wholemeal bread) also leads to a deficiency.
Magnesium is also one of the components that can be absorbed less during regular and intense stress. Excessive nervousness, anxiety and extreme irritability can largely cause magnesium deficiency due to its poor absorption from the foods provided. In addition, a low level of this element can be the result of too long use of contraceptive products, products with diuretic properties or antibiotics. It should be noted that magnesium deficiency often occurs in cases of diseases of the kidneys and intestines.
How do you recognize the symptoms of magnesium deficiency?
Symptoms indicating a lack of magnesium in the diet are noticed and felt very quickly. The first symptoms are usually problems concentrating, excessive nervousness and fatigue, uncontrolled muscle twitching (leg cramps, eye blinking) or deteriorating mood. Over time and without proper treatment, other side effects may occur, such as:
- involuntary nerve pain,
- decreased bone strength,
- heart palpitations and blood pressure problems,
- migraine headaches and severe insomnia,
- Memory problems and feeling distracted.
- Painful menstruation and exacerbation of menopausal symptoms.
How do you manage the consequences of a magnesium deficiency?
To note the lack of magnesium, it is necessary to consult with a nutritionist or a nutritionist. However, additional nutritional supplements will certainly contribute to reducing the risk of deficiency and maintaining the optimal level of the element in the daily diet
To do this, it is worth using the Chela MZB Sport Formula supplement - capsules of the Olimp Sport Nutrition brand, which allow the body to deliver a precisely defined portion of magnesium in the chelated form of easily assimilated amino acids Albion®. The product is intended primarily to enrich the diet of people with an increased level of physical activity
(eg beginners and experienced athletes, physical personnel), as well as all people at risk of magnesium deficiency and who wish to take care to diversify their diet. The supplement formula also contains zinc as well as vitamin B6.