Magnesium RDI

If there is a deficiency in magnesium, it affects all the cells, tissues and organs in the body, but the heart, muscles, nerves and kidneys are most affected.

Minor (and initial) symptoms of magnesium deficiency include:

  • Cramps (especially in the legs)
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Low energy
  • Muscle twitches
  • Pain in the feet
  • Slow nail growth

People who experience any of the symptoms above should seek the advice of their doctor about magnesium supplementation.

If there is a deficiency in magnesium, it affects all the cells, tissues and organs in the body, but the heart, muscles, nerves and kidneys are most affected

Major (and continuing) symptoms of magnesium deficiency include:

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Confusion
  • Convulsions (rare) *
  • Depression
  • Heart palpitations (irregular heartbeats) *
  • Low blood pressure *
  • Irritability
  • Kidney stones *
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle weakness or tremors *
  • Nausea
  • PMS
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Stomach acidity

People who experience any of the symptoms above, especially those marked with an * should seek the advice of their doctor about magnesium supplementation.

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