Originally Posted by Crimpet
I havn't been tracking them to be honest. What would a magnesium defficiency do? I never really thought about magnesium before
My sleep is iffy-some nights I sleep so heavy I wake up with stiff muslces from not moving and other nights I don't sleep so good. I've always been that way. What foods are rich in it?
Well remember then, we're still just guessing. But when I started tracking Mg, and tried to get the RDA, I found it very difficult to get. And I was trying. Here's why it's important for muscles:
The Role of Magnesium in Fibromyalgia.
Adequate magnesium is necessary for proper muscle functioning. Magnesium deficiency promotes excessive muscle tension, leading to muscle spasms, tics, restlessness, and twitches. This is due to an imbalance of the ratio of calcium to magnesium, as calcium controls contraction, while magnesium controls relaxation.
Here are natural ways to get Mg:
High Magnesium Foods : BartterSite.org
Many vitamin supplements do not contain adequate amounts of Mg. This is because too much can be harmful, just like too much iron for men can be toxic. So a supplement like Magnesium Citrate would be a good choice if you're deficient. I've read recently that something like 2/3 of all heart attack victims were found to have Mg deficiency. Yet people seem to blow this essential mineral off.
Like I said, I highly recommend you start tracking your foods along with your nutrients. You're experiencing something that can be easily fixed, and if you're serious about fixing it, that is what you're going to need to do. Otherwise diagnosing is really hit or miss. In the mean time, I suggest you start eating more of these Mg rich foods.
By the way. "Iffy" sleep is also indicative of Mg deficiency.