Magnesium Deficiency 101

UPDATE: I originally published this “Magnesium Deficiency 101” article in 2012. And I still stand by this. But since 2012, my research of the peer-reviewed scientific literature from around the world (and private consultations with 4,500+ clients) has lead me to realize that for many, Magnesium alone isn’t enough!! They also need to increase the amount of “bio-available” Copper in order to decrease the amount of excess, “unbound” Iron, which is the root cause of inflammation in the body. And unfortunately, you can’t fix this by simply taking a Copper supplement. So I highly encourage you to learn more at my new website, A votré sante! -Morley Robbins, Jan 11, 2018

Magnesium Deficiency Statistics

  • 2 out of 3 Americans do not consume the Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) for magnesium, 500 milligrams of magnesium per day.

And for those headed to the Hospital:

  • 92% of Patients, when hospitalized, routinely do NOT have their Magnesium levels tested.
  • Furthermore, 80% of patients in an ICU setting are considered Magnesium deficient.

And it keeps getting worse…

Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms

The following are a list of symptoms that are directly related to Magnesium deficiency according to the scientific literature of the past hundred years.

Mild Daily
Greater Daily
Severe Daily
Life Threatening
Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
Fatigue Anxiety & panic attacks Arteriosclerosis Alcoholism
Constipation Arthritis Blood clots ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
Dizziness (vertigo) Asthma Bowel disease Alzheimers
Dysmenorrhea (excessive menstrual pain) Attention Deficit Disorder Calcified mitral valve (mitral valve prolapse) Cancer (breast, colon, prostate)
Facial twitches Backache, upper back: excess cortisol CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) Cardiac afibrillation
Food cravings (especially sugar, caffeine, simple carbs) Backache, lower back: emotional Celiac disease Congestive heart failure
Headaches Cystitis Cerebral palsy Eclampsia
Heart palpitations Ear infections Chronic kidney disease Emphysema (COPD)
Hiccups Gluten sensitivity Concussion Myocardial infarction
Hyperglycemia Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol, triglycerides) Depression Obesity
Hypoglycemia Hypertension Diabetes Parkinson’s disease
Irritability Insomnia Epilepsy/seizures Renal failure
Loss of appetite Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) Endothelial dysfunction (dysfunction of lining of blood vessels) SIDS
Mood swings Migraines Failure to thrive Starvation
Muscle cramps, spasms Multiple pregnancies (exacerbates Magnesium deficiency) Heart arrhythmias Stroke
Nausea Nerve problems Hormonal imbalance Sudden cardiac death
Nervousness Obesity Hyperparathyroid Ventricular fibrillation
Poor memory / concentration Osteopenia (precursor to osteoporosis) Hypothyroid
Pregnancy (exacerbates Magnesium deficiency) PMS Kidney disease
Raynaud’s syndrome Poor concentration Liver disease
Weakness Pre-diabetes; insulin resistance Metabolic Syndrome
Sinusitis Miscarriage
TMJ disorder Mitral valve prolapse (Calcified mitral valve)
Weight gain (especially on waist) Multiple sclerosis
Obesity, severe

How To Start Restoring Magnesium Deficiency

You can begin fixing your magnesium deficiency following these 3 steps.