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12 THE CHRISTMAS GUIDE SIGNS YOU NEED MORE MAGNESIUM Magnesium deficiency is a condition that is often overlooked, yet it can be the cause or a contributing factor to several health problems. Take a look at this list to make sure you’re not experiencing signs of magnesium deficiency. 1. Chocolate 3. Stress Cravings Stress has a multitude of Dark chocolate effects on the body, includis filled with ing increasing heart rate magnesium. and blood pressure, Another When your body result of stress is depletion is craving chocolate, of the body’s magnesium it’s really asking for magnesium. stores. 2. Over-Indulgence in Sodas If you drink carbonated beverages daily, you may be flushing much-needed magnesium out of your body. 4. Muscle Cramps Magnesium helps relax your muscles and keeps them from seizing up and cramping. 5. A Sweet Tooth When you overindulge in refined sugar, your body excretes magnesium through the kidneys. 6. Inability to Sleep Often insomnia and related sleep disturbances are a result of an electrolyte imbalance, which in turn can be caused by low magnesium levels 7. High Blood Pressure Magnesium relaxes your blood vessels, lowering your blood pressure. 8. Caffeine Consumption When you ingest too much caffeine, your kidneys release magnesium whether your body needs it or not. 9. Abnormal Heart Rhythms Magnesium helps your heart to function properly. If you experience [irregular heartbeats], lack of sufficient magnesium could be a contributing factor. 10. Constipation Magnesium helps your intestines relax in the same way it helps blood vessels become more open. If you have enough magnesium, your body also pulls extra water into your bowels, which helps prevent constipation. 11. Increased Alcohol Intake If you drink alcohol on a regular basis, the amount of magnesium in your body could be low - by as much as 30 percent. 12. Facial Tics If you experience eye twitches or facial tics, you are very possibly experiencing a magnesium deficit. 7