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Deficiency & Men Why they need Magnesium more than ever. Magnesium is a mineral needed by every organ in the body. Your heart, muscles and kidneys crave it to function properly. It’s also responsible for balancing over 300+ biochemical reactions, and is crucial for your wellbeing. You may know, or even have, a few men in your life that have an apparent allergy to eating fruit and vegetables. They may also have an addiction to processed or ready-made foods. If this is the case, then they may be more at risk of deficiency, compared to those eating a fresh and balanced diet. alcohol and fizzy drinks and this also interferes with magnesium absorption. Men who suffer from hyperthyroidism, diabetes and some gastrointestinal conditions, could also be at an increased risk of magnesium deficiency. Men’s lifestyle and magnesium levels Dietary and lifestyle habits which increase the need for magnesium include: • Consuming more than seven alcohol drinks per week. • Regularly drinking fizzy drinks. • Eating a lot of sugary foods high in refined sugar. • Drinking tea and coffee on a daily basis. • If you’re stressed, ill or had major surgery, Signs of magnesium deficiency Depression and anxiety can also increase the body’s Symptoms of low magnesium requirements for magnesium levels generally show up as: to help deal with the stress. agitation and anxiety, muscle cramps, spasms and “Alcohol lowers weakness, abnormal heart magnesium levels & rhythms, sleep disorders or insomnia, restless leg increases excretion syndrome, irritability and low Men tend to also consume more through the kidneys.” blood pressure. 5