Magnesium is indispensable for the human body and must be supplied daily in sufficient quantities. A healthy adult has about 20 g of magnesium in his body. In order to prevent magnesium deficiency symptoms, one should consume 300 mg of magnesium daily.
It is found in many foods and in drinking water. Especially dairy products, wholemeal products, meat, nuts and various types of fruit contain the essential substance magnesium. It is absorbed into the bloodstream via the small intestine and is metabolized and excreted via the kidneys.
Magnesium is involved in about 300 enzyme reactions. In addition, free magnesium ions influence the membrane potential of the cells. They serve as antagonists of calcium and maintain the resting potential of muscle, heart muscle and nerve cells. They inhibit the transmission of stimuli from the nerves to the muscles. This can prevent muscle cramps and slow down the heartbeat.
There are three different reasons why a magnesium deficiency can occur. Magnesium, as mentioned above, is involved in many functions in the body, which is why several symptoms can occur simultaneously in a deficiency. The symptoms of magnesium deficiency syndrome include The last major nutritional study in Germany showed that almost 40% of the population does not consume enough magnesium. About 10-20% of Germans suffer from a persistent slight magnesium deficiency, which can be compensated for in full health through the kidneys and small intestine.
- Too little magnesium is absorbed with food.
- Too little is absorbed in the intestine.
- Too much magnesium is excreted through the kidneys or skin.
- Muscle cramps
- Muscle Twitching
- Increased irritability
- Inner restlessness
- Tiredness and rapid exhaustion
- Twitching in the stomach
- Twitching of the eyelid
- Shoulder shrug
- Cold feet
- Circulatory disorders
- Noise Sensitivity
- Tachycardia/heart palpitations