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Carences en magnésium : les reconnaître et les éviter

Magnesium deficiencies: recognizing them and avoiding them

Magnesium is absolutely essential for the proper functioning of our body. However, magnesium deficiencies are very common... How to recognize them, avoid them and make them disappear? We tell you everything you need to know!

What is magnesium?

Magnesium is an essential mineral for everyone. It participates in more than 300 essential metabolic reactions (energy production, protein synthesis, proper functioning of the nervous system, etc.). In an adult, there are around 25 grams, distributed mainly in bones and muscles.

The body cannot create or store magnesium. The only contribution therefore comes from food. This is why it is essential to consume foods rich in magnesium every day.

Depending on gender and age, daily requirements vary between 50 mg (for a baby) and 420 mg (for a man). The recommended nutritional intake for adults is 6 mg per kilo per day.

Where do magnesium deficiencies come from?

Although magnesium is essential, Health Canada estimates that more than 40% of Canadian adults have deficiencies! The main cause ? A diet offering an insufficient intake of this mineral on a daily basis…

However, our overall lifestyle can also impact our magnesium levels. Indeed, stress, alcohol or tobacco consumption could accelerate the elimination of the mineral from our body.

Certain diseases and medications are also associated with magnesium deficiencies.

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency

Magnesium deficiencies are often difficult to detect because they do not show up on a blood test. On the other hand, these symptoms can put you on the path:

  • Eyelid spasms
  • Fatigue
  • Stress, anxiety and irritability
  • Cramps, tingling or aches
  • Headache
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness, nausea or vomiting

If you recognize one or more of these symptoms, consult a doctor. It can help you detect a potential magnesium deficiency.

Avoiding deficiencies through diet

You will have understood: diet plays a major role in magnesium intake. If you suffer from deficiencies, certain foods very rich in magnesium should be favored, in particular:

  • Soy beans
  • Dark chocolate
  • Black or white beans
  • Brazil nut
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Boiled spinach
  • Boiled artichokes
  • Sardines
  • Whole grains
  • Mineral water

To supplement these dietary intakes, there are natural remedies designed to avoid or alleviate deficiencies:

  • Magnesium Oligocan : an Oligotherapy remedy to take once a day, in the morning, with a little water.
  • Magnesium+ Tablets : natural homeopathic tablets to actively relieve and alleviate the symptoms of deficiency.
  • Magnantyl+ Royal Jelly : the benefits of magnesium combined with those of royal jelly, to regain vitality and good health!

By monitoring your diet and helping yourself if necessary with a natural food supplement, you ensure a sufficient magnesium intake. Goodbye deficiencies, hello health and vitality!