Because magnesium is so vital to the proper functioning of organs and systems throughout the body, magnesium deficiency can have a variety of effects on these systems and organs. Based on the latest research here is a comprehensive list of the effects of magnesium deficiency.

 

Cardiovascular

Irregular Heartbeats, Heart Palpitations (Arythmias)

Chest Pain Due to Spasms (Angina)

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Heart Valve Disease (Mitral Valve Prolapse)

Cadiac Arrest, sudden death

Chest Tightness

High "bad" cholesterol (high LDL and/or total cholesterol)

Low "good" cholesterol (low HDL cholesterol)


Digestive

Constipation

Difficulty Swallowing


Genitourinary

Kidney Stones

Urinary Spasms


Gynecological/Reproductive

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Menstrual Cramps

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (Pre-eclampsia) progressing to convulsions (Eclampsia)

Spontaneous Abortion, Miscarriage, Low Birth Weight


Metabolism of Nutrients

Diabetes - both type 1 and type 2 are associated with low Mg status

Carbohydrate Intolerance

Insulin Resistance

Metabolic Syndrome X

Low serum calcium that cannot be corrected with calcium supplements

Low serum potassium that cannot be corrected with potassium supplements

Elevated serum phosphorus

Vitamin D Resistance


Musculoskeletal

Muscle Cramps

Leg Cramps

Restless leg syndrome

Muscle Soreness, including backache, neck pain, tension headache, temporomandibular (lower jaw to skull) joint dysfunction

Muscle Tension

Painful Muscle Spasms & Tremors (Muscle tetany)

Muscle Twitches

Osteoporosis


Neurological

Migraine Headaches, other headaches

Hearing Loss, Ringing in Ear, Tinnitus (persistent buzzing or ringing noise in the ears)

Hyperactivity, Restlessness, constant movement

Numbness, Tingling

Insomnia

Convulsions


Mental

Anxiety

Irritability

Panic Attacks

Depression

Fear of Public Places and/or Open Space (Agoraphobia)

Apathy


Respiratory

Asthma

COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Other

Chest Tightness, often expressed as “I can't seem to take a deep breath” or even as sighing in children

Chronic Fatigue

Cravings for Carbohydrates

Cravings for Salt

Sensitivity to bright lights in the absence of eye disease

Sensitivity to loud noise