Low on magnesium? An IV drip is your quickest fix!
Most people think of magnesium as the “muscle cramp” mineral and they wouldn’t be wrong. It plays an important role in nerve and muscle function, but it’s also essential to over 300 of your body’s metabolic functions, not to mention healthy bones, blood sugar and hormonal harmony.
If you eat a diet that’s rich in dark leafy greens like spinach and kale as well as other good magnesium sources such as avocado and banana, chances are you’re hitting 300mg, your recommended daily allowance. Many, however, aren’t getting enough of what they need, despite filling their plate with magnesium-rich foods. Those who use diuretics or have certain health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes experience increased urination that leads to a loss of the essential nutrient. Also, anyone struggling with a gut condition like dysbiosis or leaky gut, things that often go undiagnosed for many years, are at risk of a magnesium deficiency.
Know the symptoms
The tricky thing about magnesium deficiency symptoms is that you don’t often experience them straight away. They tend to creep up on you but knowing what to look out for can help with an early diagnosis that can be confirmed with a simple blood test.
One of the more common signs are tingling fingers and toes. This is because magnesium is essential to the health of your nerves. It’s also a must for muscles which is why many that are magnesium-deficient experience spasms and cramps. These typically affect the legs but can affect any muscle. While doctors aren’t one hundred percent certain why, the most common theory is that not having enough magnesium causes excess calcium to flow into the nerve cells and overcite them.
Interestingly, a magnesium deficiency can also increase your risk of depression and anxiety. If you haven’t been feeling like yourself, don’t underestimate the power nutriceuticals, or lack of them, can have on your mood.
Other symptoms include a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, muscle weakness and, scarily, an irregular heartbeat. As low magnesium can cause low potassium levels, this can affect the cells of your heart muscle.
A brilliant resolve
If you suspect you’re suffering from a magnesium deficiency and want to correct it fast, make an appointment to see one of the highly-skilled doctors at Health Renewal. They’ll perform a comprehensive check-up that will probably involve blood tests to give them a clear picture of your health. If you’re low on magnesium or deficient in any other nutrient, they can always prescribe nutraceuticals in the form of oral supplements. However, if they pick up on a digestive issue that’s contributing to your deficiency, intravenous (IV) infusion therapy, would be the ideal solution as it completely bypasses your gut.
The clinic has several IV vitamin and mineral cocktails and many of them contain magnesium along with other nutrients that are essential to good health. Your doctor will know exactly which would suit you best and do a brilliant job of delivering exactly what you need, directly into your bloodstream.
In short, if you’re not feeling your best and suspect it could be a magnesium deficiency, make an appointment to see one of the Health Renewal doctors today. They’ll be able to run the right tests and, whatever your diagnosis, can put you back on the path to wellness.