Magnesium is one of the most important micro nutrients required for human’s body. On average, every individual’s body contains 25 grams of this mineral which half of it is used for body’s bone tissue. Lack of this nutrient is more common in the elderly people and those who suffer from malnutrition. Magnesium is commonly found in food and if you follow a balanced diet, you can get sufficient vital micronutrient. Some of the foods containing magnesium are: seeds of sunflower, almonds, sesame seeds, spinach, peanuts, cereals, soy milk, black beans, oatmeal, broccoli, peanut butter, shrimp, brown rice, beans, cow’s milk and banana.
Some of diseases caused by Magnesium deficiency are as follow:
- Heart diseases
Magnesium is one of the most important plasma soluble electrolytes, which plays an important role in transmission of octetratic signals from the body and the heart, and its deficiency leads to irregular arrhythmia’s and a severe deficiency of the mineral that even results in heart attacks and brain damage. On the other hand, regular use of magnesium reduces the risk of developing sclerosis and even consuming Magnesium immediately after heart attacks could decrease the risk of death.
- Insulin resistance and diabetes
The role of magnesium in the metabolism of carbohydrates and glucose is very important and its use has a significant effect on the reduction of risk of diabetes. Each 100 mg of Magnesium to be eaten, will reduce the risk of developing diabetes about 15%.
Magnesium is one of the most important micro nutrients which its long-term deficiency leads to a serious risk of depression. According to a study by the Croatia Psychiatric Hospital, many people who had suicidal under pressure of depression suffered from severe Magnesium deficiency.
Due to key role of Magnesium in absorbing Calcium and activating vitamin D in the kidneys, presence of sufficient amounts of Magnesium in body is required for bone health. Magnesium also improves bone density which ultimately reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
- Ear ringing or hearing loss
You may not believe in it, but the defect of Magnesium can lead to an abnormal buzz and ringing which unfortunately is rapidly spreading. Lack of Magnesium can even cause hearing loss. Taking good amounts of Magnesium prevents the release of radicals that cause deafness. Magnesium deficiency can lead to buzz or a constant ringing of the ear, as well as hearing loss. Clinical studies have shown that taking Magnesium supplements over three months will help to improve hearing loss in people who had hearing problems or whose are deaf.
- Kidney stone
High level of Calcium intake and unbalanced diet can cause kidney stones, but the good news is that we can prevent this complication by consuming appropriate amounts of Magnesium in the diet. According to a study by Swedish researchers, Magnesium prevents the formation of Calcium stones and can reduce the risk of developing kidney stone disease up to 90% by binding to Oxalate ions and preventing the accumulation of Calcium.