Are You Sure You’re Getting Enough Magnesium?



By Kavata Kithome

As a health coach, I am always looking for ways to feel my very best. When I don’t feel well, I am not in my top game to support my clients or to perform well with all the roles I have in my day to day life.

But recently I found myself feeling really tired, more so than normal and also feeling depressed and anxious, leaving me not at my best at all. I got headaches frequently and was not able to manage my stress very well.

I took the time to really zero in on what I was feeling and exactly when. I then took it a step further and really made sure my nutrition was on point, making sure that I had my greens, proteins, healthy carbs and fats. But still the feelings of lethargy and depression lingered.

Therefore, I went hunting for a solution and that is when I decided to try magnesium as a supplement.

Magnesium is arguably the most important mineral in the body. It is the lifeblood of all your energy systems; this is because over 350 vital cellular functions require magnesium. Magnesium is so important, that your heart literally cannot beat without it.

Studies have shown that people with low levels of magnesium were more than twice as likely to suffer from heart disease. Studies have also shown that inadequate magnesium appears to reduce serotonin levels, so is it any wonder that I was feeling so depressed and lethargic?

How do you know if you are magnesium deficient?

Here are 10 common symptoms of magnesium deficiency:

  • Irregular heartbeat or heart pains
  • Weakness and cramping
  • Fatigue and drowsiness
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • Migraine headaches
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Weak bones
  • Metabolic damage
  • Indigestion and nausea

Now the question is, what can you do to fix it if you are low on magnesium?

Here is a list of common foods that contain good amounts of magnesium and should be included into your diet if you feel you are experiencing symptoms of magnesium deficiency:

  • Dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, swiss chard)
  • Nuts and seeds (pumpkins seeds are a wonderful sources of magnesium)
  • Whole grains
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Garlic
  • Beans
  • Dates, figs
  • Parsley
  • Shrimp

It is important to note that there is a dramatic depletion in our soil, enough so that our foods don’t provide enough absorbable forms of magnesium. This is why, even when I vamped up my nutrition, my symptoms didn’t completely subside.

Truth be told, eating proper servings of fruits and veggies each day along with nuts and seeds is a really great place to start.

However, it may still not be enough and this is why adding a supplement may also be part of the answer. For me, I can tell you that after supplementing magnesium, my cells were definitely getting the proper minerals they needed. I began taking ionic magnesium 400 mg by Trace Minerals.  

Admittedly, I am still learning about magnesium and am still on the hunt for the best supplement I can take along with my nutrition. But so far, I don’t feel as lethargic, depressed or anxious. I am able to manage my day-to-day stress a lot better and that is a plus for me.

Are you taking any magnesium supplement? How has your quality of life improved? Share your experiences in the comments below.

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Kavata Kithome is an advocate for living your best life, full of health and longevity. While working closely with gym owners and personal trainers, she was able to sculpt a well-rounded view of fitness and understands how to incorporate it with a healthy balanced diet. She is a regular contributor to the One More Step Lifestyle brand.
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