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Magnesium Deficiency and Anxiety

MAGNESIUM (Sulfate)

Magnesium plays and important role in carbohydrate metabolism. It encourages the release and activity of insulin, the hormone that helps control blood glucose (sugar) levels. Low blood levels of magnesium are commonly seen in type 2 diabetics.

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency may include:

  • Agitation and anxiety
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Irritability
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Low blood pressure
  • Confusion
  • Muscle spasm and weakness • Hyperventilation
  • Insomnia
  • Poor nail growth
  • Seizures

Some health conditions can lead to de ciencies, including:

  • Gastrointestinal diseases, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and ulcerative colitis
  • Diabetes
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hyperthyroidism (high thyroid hormone levels)
  • Kidney disease
  • Taking diuretics

Other factors that can lower magnesium levels include:

  • Drinking too much co ee, soda, or alcohol
  • Eating too much sodium (salt)
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Excessive sweating
  • Prolonged stress