Hi, I’m Jordan Rubin. Welcome to Ancient Medicine Today. Do you have leg cramps? Is your energy less than what it should be? Do you have soft bones? Maybe your doctors told you of osteopenia,
or what about just a general malaise mid-afternoon. You know what? You could be magnesium deficient. Not caffeine deficient, not stimulant deficient,
magnesium deficient and on today’s episode of Ancient Medicine Today brought to you by
draxe.com, we’re going to share with you how you can determine if you’re magnesium deficient
and best of all how to fix it. Magnesium is a mineral, may not be as popular
as calcium, may not be as popular as iron but I’m going to tell you if you want to relax,
if you want to perform better, if you want to have more energy, and a healthier heart,
you need to make sure that you have the appropriate amount of magnesium in your diet and therefore
in your body. Let’s get started. Here are some of the symptoms that will tell
you if you’re magnesium deficient, check this out. Leg cramps we talked about, insomnia, there
are tens of millions of people that have sleep issues. Muscle pain, if you have muscle pain, just
random muscle pain kind of like leg cramps, you could be magnesium deficient. What about anxiety? Magnesium can help you chill out. High blood pressure, how many people deal
with that? What if it isn’t a deficiency in medication
but it’s really a deficiency in magnesium? Type 2 diabetes, many people who have fluctuating
blood sugar levels have a need for more magnesium. Fatigue, we mentioned that general malaise,
you don’t have that get up and go, could be magnesium deficiency. Here is a big one, migraines. Really any type of headaches that happen in
clusters could be a symptom of magnesium deficiency. And last but not least, osteoporosis or even
osteopenia, magnesium is critical to build bone mass. Who is most at risk of magnesium deficiency? If you’ve got gut issues, absorption issues,
Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, chronic diarrhea, constipation, and gluten
tolerance, all of these gut issues can cause a magnesium deficiency. What about heartburn, acid reflux, and if
you’re taking those medications to lower acid that could compromise your ability to utilize
calcium and magnesium. Type 2 diabetics, once again if you have been
diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or if you have obesity, you’re at risk of being magnesium
deficient. The elderly, elderly individuals often have
compromised magnesium levels, intake, and absorption. And alcoholics, if you drink a lot of alcohol
and have liver issues which is almost always the case, you can have the challenge metabolizing
magnesium. Folks, I’m Jordan Rubin here for Ancient Medicine
Today brought to you by draxe.com. And if you’re someone who wants to build a
healthy body and a healthy life, you need to know if you’re magnesium deficient and
best of all, how to remedy the situation. See, we teach you every day that food is medicine. And if you know somebody who has GI issues,
Type 2 diabetes, everyone knows someone who is elderly, or someone who has issues with
consuming alcohol, therefore liver challenges, why don’t you go ahead and punch that Share
button. Send this link to them because so many people,
and I’m talking about from children to the elderly, are dealing with magnesium issues
and its affecting your heart, it’s affecting your immune system, it’s affecting your muscular
skeletal system, it’s affecting your brain, and sleep, and eyes, etc. Magnesium is so, so important and it doesn’t
get enough credit. Now here are the benefits of getting enough
magnesium. We are going to talk about diet, we’re going
to talk about supplements. But look at this, magnesium optimal quantities
will give you increased energy. Calms the nerves, it chills you out. Improves sleep. Here is a big one, you can ease constipation
with magnesium. We’re going to talk about ways to getting
it in your diet. I’ll even share with you a little story. Relieves muscle aches, this is big if you’re
active or even if you’re not as active as you’d like to be. Magnesium regulates the absorption and utilization
of other nutrients. Calcium, potassium, other electrolytes, macro
and trace minerals, and certain vitamins, supports your heart, magnesium is a great
big boost for your heart. And you can prevent migraines and headaches
and boost your bone health. So folks, here is how you get more magnesium
in your life. These are all magnesium rich foods, think
fruits and vegetables and whole animal foods, they all have magnesium, particularly if you
consume animal foods where there is edible bones. We’ll talk about that in a moment. So spinach and chard, greens are great sources
of magnesium. Seeds are amazing including pumpkin seeds. Yogurt or kefir, use the whole milk variety. I like sheep goat or an African inspired dairy
beverage known as Amasi, really, really good. Almonds are a great source of magnesium. Black beans, avocados, figs, figs are so great. Dr. Josh and I talk about how beneficial figs
are. They don’t get enough respect either. They’re a good source of magnesium as well
as fiber and enzymes. Dark chocolate, yes dark chocolate is great
for your brain and it helps you get into a better mood not just because of the thiamine
and the caffeine that it has, not just because of the antioxidants, but because of the magnesium. Get the darkest you can, over 70% and try
organic chocolate to make sure you’re getting the cleanest source. Bananas are also a great source of magnesium,
green vegetables, seeds, and fruits and vegetables and some legumes are great sources of magnesium. When you want to supplement with magnesium,
here are some sources. I like enzyme activated magnesium, it’s also
known as Multi Amino Acid Chelated Magnesium. That’s my favorite. It’s a really cool process that takes magnesium
and makes it more friendly to the body. You can do a single magnesium amino acid chelate. Magnesium citrate is a good source of magnesium
to get in the system but also helps regulate your bowels. You can use magnesium glycinate, threonate,
and probably my second favorite source, magnesium oil. Now, magnesium oil is not actually an oil. In fact, it’s a sea mineral blend that feels
like oil. So if you’ve got an ache, or a pain, or you
just want to absorb some magnesium to sleep better or boost your mood, spray some magnesium
oil on your abdomen, about 20 sprays, or the area that hurts. If you want more information about magnesium
oil, visit draxe.com and check it out. This is really, really cool. Also for your kids, if they can’t sleep or
if they are let’s just say high strung, spray a little magnesium oil right on their neck,
rub it there if you’ve got a headache, you can rub it here. Magnesium oil is a great medium for essential
oils as well. Bottom line with magnesium, get more of it
if you are experiencing any of the symptoms we mentioned earlier or if you are one of
the at risk populations. Okay, so when you are taking magnesium, how
do you optimize it? Well, these are supporting nutrients and beneficial
compounds. Probiotics, a good gut helps you utilize foods
better and process minerals. Calcium, we need a good source of calcium. Believe it or not, some of the best sources
of calcium come from animal foods. We also know they come from plant foods too. I like acidified sources of calcium, picture
there would be whole milk yogurt and curd cheese, raw cheeses are great, cultured dairy
is great, greens are great as well, but make sure to get calcium in your diet. A lot of the magnesium rich foods such as
almonds are a good source, believe or not, even carrot juices are a good source. You need to get dietary calcium and if you
want a supplement I like calcium from algae and there is also some cool calcium supplements
that are made from animal sources that also have phosphorus which helps to build bones. Vitamin D is a big one, you’ll find this in
calcium supplements, calcium, Vitamin D, magnesium, and Vitamin K2. Vitamin D from the sun, or from supplements,
or from foods like sardines, wild salmon, cod liver oil is another great source. We need to optimize Vitamin D. A lot of deficiency
in America but just as much deficiency as magnesium. Bone broth, bone broth is loaded with sodium
and potassium and other compounds that act similar to magnesium. The proteins in bone broth including proline
and glycine help to calm the body and build the structural system. In fact, your bones have more protein than
they do calcium. And what kind of protein? The same protein that’s in bone broth. This is an extract of the best part of your
bones, chicken bones that is, or beef, or fish. These are four powerful supporting foods,
nutrients, or compounds to round out your health program for your heart, for your brain,
your sleep, headaches, etc. really, really good. Consume all of these, supplement, supplement,
supplement, sunshine, food, and food or supplements. Get them any way you can, they’re amazing. Okay, here are ways to block magnesium absorption. So if you have issues with magnesium that
might not be that you’re not getting enough, but you’re not absorbing it. So here are absorption blockers. Foods with phytates, that would be soy foods,
legumes that are not soaked or sprouted, grains have phytates, gluten is similar to a phytates,
all of those can block magnesium absorption. So we saw that chocolate is a source of magnesium
as is black beans, but it’s a little more difficult to absorb that magnesium then say,
juicing greens. So you want to lower the phytic acid in your
diet because that competes and/or blocks mineral absorption. High oxalate foods, oxalates are found in
spinach, they’re found in certain legumes, and they can bind with magnesium. Go online, actually you can go draxe.com and
look up “high oxalate foods” and you will learn which foods to lower. Some medications block your ability to utilize
magnesium. The problem is, even though medications help
with the symptom they often disturb enzyme systems that alter absorption of key vitamins
and minerals. So when you’re on a medicine, it will typically
deplete certain vitamins and minerals in the body or beneficial compounds and it’s critical
to know about it. If you’re interested in more information on
that search “drug nutrient depletions” and find out what you may need to be supplementing
with. Alcohol compromises the liver which will compromise
your magnesium absorption. Crash dieting, if you’re someone who yo-yo
diets, you go on all kinds of high fat, low fat, all meat, all veggie, you fast, you eat,
if you do that often times, you will be dehydrated and mineral deficient. Estrogen dominance, if you’re someone who
has a lot of materials in your home that are toxic, you use a lot of plastics, you used
a lot of aluminum, you have been on lots of medications and you know that these xenoestrogens
or xenobiotics are in your body. You lack progesterone, that is a condition
that allows for low magnesium and in fact, it might be very chicken and egg. Maybe the magnesium deficiency produces estrogen
dominance. High cortisol levels, if you’re someone who
is an adrenaline junkie, if you are tired in the morning and wired at night, if you
have a little weight around the mid-section, you’re not in a good mood, and you are aging
quicker than you should, probably have high cortisol. One of the best ways to lower cortisol is
through adaptogenic herbs. Think ashwagandha, rhodiola, eleuthero, schizandra,
those are great. And adaptative exercise. Think yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonic, barre, walking
barefoot outside in the grass or on the ocean or by the ocean, walking on the ocean will
be really cool, but walking by the ocean. That can all help lower your cortisol levels
and bring your adrenal glands back to proper health. A high sugar diet compromises everything,
but definitely makes for magnesium deficiency. In fact, a high sugar diet causes multiple
mineral deficiencies because you’re eating something in sugar that was never meant to
be consumed in such high amounts. The insulin levels, the blood sugar issues
all will inhibit your proper mineralization of your body. Folks, think about this, the bible says, we
were made from the dust of the earth. We eat plant foods, we eat animal foods but
there are no vitamins in the soil, only minerals. Minerals are critical to start the entire
process, they’re a catalyst if you will. Mineral deficiency shows up in so many ways
as we talked about on this episode, and I bet 75% of you watching are magnesium deficient. I want to make sure that if you’re a regular
viewer of Ancient Medicine Today that you pay particular attention to share this video. Because I believe that almost everyone you
know could benefit from avoiding some of these magnesium absorption blockers, from adding
some of the supporting nutrients, some of the supplements, and ways to get magnesium
in. We didn’t even mention taking an Epson salt
bath which is using magnesium sulfate, you can buy it at your local grocery or drugstore. That’s great. So we want to make sure that America has a
healthy heart, healthy brain, healthy mood, gets good sleep, and builds strong bones,
and magnesium will help you do it. Here is a recap. Magnesium rich foods, spinach and chard, lots
of grains are really good. Seeds such as pumpkin seeds, nuts like almonds,
yogurt and kefir, use whole milk, black beans, soak them first or buy presoaked, avocados,
I love avocados, good for so many things, figs, dark chocolate, 70% or more, and bananas. Who is at risk of magnesium deficiency? Gut issues, if you’ve got gut issues, leaky
gut, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, or any level of gluten sensitivity
or celiac you probably have magnesium deficiency. Type 2 diabetes or Type 1, anyone with diabetes
is at risk of being mineral deficient, magnesium really helps. Elderly typically lose more bone mass than
they gain, they need more minerals. Anyone who’s abused alcohol with liver issues
needs more magnesium. Supporting nutrients and beneficial compounds,
probiotics, in supplement and food form. Calcium in supplement and food form. Vitamin D in sunshine, food, and supplement
form. And bone broth in any form you can get it
in are all great to support magnesium absorption and the overall benefits that magnesium can
bring. Here is the best way to get magnesium. Enzyme activated, magnesium chelate, magnesium
citrate, these are all readily available, glycinate, threonate, and one of my favorites,
magnesium oil. For more information on the benefits of magnesium
and how to get more, visit draxe.com. You’ll find a great article on the subject
with expanded information. I’m Jordan Rubin, God bless and see you next

87 thoughts on “Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms: Are You Magnesium Deficient?”

  1. Dr Axe, what have you done to your YouTube channel. why did you sell out?
    we all subscribed to your channel to see you and not this second had car salesman who looks so fake??
    I for one is going to unsubscribe ?

  2. lol love the part where he says… " And, Alcholics….if you are drinking too much alcohol? ? lol… really , ? that is what an alcoholic is… ???

  3. This is why i take effervescant salts to help my muscular water intake. You forgot one big thin that causes magnesium deficiency that is candida overgrowth.

  4. Be careful in using too much cacao (chocolate) as your source of magnesium. Cacao is loaded with oxalates. Passing an Oxalate kidney stone is right up there with birthing pain and gunshot wounds. Oxalates (shards of microscopic type glass) is used by various plants as a defense system against chewing insects.

  5. Am not absorbing what sm eating.Dr Axe says that " you are not what you eat but what you absorb" pls can magnesium help me to absorb more of my food?

  6. Natural organic unbleached sugar if you want to use sugar. Its not that sugar is bad for you,(we need sugar also) its that white sugar is bleached and devoid of any nutrients, and if you combine that with bleached white salt and bleached flour, you have a chemical cocktail for disease.

  7. I like both you guys keep up the good work. at least some of us understand what busy schedules are like i very happy you are getting this great info out there

  8. GOD Bless you Jordan Rubin!!! This is great information. Keep it coming. You and Dr. Axe are doing great work and many people are being educated on natural nutrition!!

  9. Magnesium citrate is actually really dangerous, I don't know how it's OTC. I wouldn't tell people to just take it for more magnesium.

  10. I've started taking Magnesium at night to help with leg cramps. I think this was my 2nd or third night with out leg cramps. I didn't realize all the at risk factors I had and had just researched an at home way to stop leg cramps. Thanks for all the great info.

  11. Can you help me balance my hormones? I'm 50 in perimenopause and have hbp, high cholesterol and am pre-diabetic. I really need some help.

    There is a big difference between clinical hypomagnesia, and its medical diagnosis, and treatment, and a non-proven 'old ẃive's tale' that Epsom salt absorbs through the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis of the feet (in an Epsom salt soak) to make it to the systemic circulatory system, in order to be metabolized in clinical efficacious amounts to relieve apparent muscular spasm, and discomfort caused by a magnesium deficiency??What exatly is the true mode of action that results in the metabolism of magnesium from a foot soak?! Does it only relieve muscular discomfort related to hypomagnesia?! If you want to see the absence of peer-reviewed clinical research studies simply go look it up in PubMed Central (PMC), and do a literature search.The gold standard treatment for clinical hypomagnesia, and concurrent hypocalcemia is intravenous magnesium, given slowly over 8-24 hours, to maintain the plasma magnesium concentration above 1.0 mg/dL (0.4 mmol/L or 0.8 mEq/L).(Medscape), not an alternative topical oil. I certainly don't consider a 'Dr.' Axe, a chiropractor, and nutritional specialist who believes that"“Metabolism Death Foods” are “shutting down our metabolisms”, and advocates that “Bentonite clay benefits your body by helping to expel many of these toxins [mercury, cadmium, lead, and benzene] and therefore increases immunity and reduces inflammation”(http://draxe.com/10-bentonite-clay-benefits-uses/)to name just a couple of his easily debunkable, nonsensical claims! I simply corrected unproven, information for viewers who also require more proof than anecdotal evidence, and folklore when considering therapies, products, etc., Sherrey.

  13. I can honestly say that magnesium has pretty much saved me. Used to have huge levels of stress and tough to sleep as I could't relax enough… at first I took it in a pill but soon learned that the body can't absorb much at all from taking it that way, so I bought it in spray form and wholy shit. Got a big surprise the first time I tried it because I got relaxed in less than a minute. Swear to god! I had no idea it worked that quick but I later found it that it does. The only supplement I've ever taken that I 100% can feel a HUGE difference not only in the way certain things improve, but also that you feel so much calmer after 15-20 sprays. We're talking immediate effect and it's completely safe!

    Highly recommended for everyone, but even more so for those who have a lot of stress and perhaps also have sleep problems caused by an inability to unwind.

  14. . You have Spinach as your number one on your list for foods with Magnesium.. But then in the Absorption Blockers you say Spinach is High Oxalate Foods and should be lowered at 11:05 ?

  15. I have on occasion …bouts with IBS D. Is it safe for me to take Magnesium or would it make the IBS D worse? I do suffer from low thyroid/ hashimotos and leaky gut. Also, how much should I take? Thanks you so much!!!!

  16. Magnesium rich foods work against me. I would never be able to leave the house I would be in the bathroom always. Have any idea why this happens to me?

  17. Really very good video. I started to have 4 weeks ago very bad anxiety and panic attacks and massive adrenaline rush and after research and a lot of search I found one of the reason for my problem is probably magnesium. I bought magnesium citrate and started to take it every single day and I have to say after 2 weeks I really feel much better. Panic attacks gone and still have anxiety but not that strong as 4 weeks ago. Magnesium is natural antidepressant.

  18. Talk about God all you want to because I'm a disciple. Great video btw. I take Everyday Calcium, a food based formula w/enzymes, D, Citrate, amino acid chelate, carbonate, oxide, aspartate. I also take a probiotic. It has helped tremendously with leg cramps, but my question is if my BM's are super soft-like, non-formed…do you think I'm taking too much probiotic and cal/mag? I find that I can't take the full dosage of cal/mag (4 tablets). Thank you for your help.
    Also, we cook our beans in a crock pot. Does that mean that we're cooking it wrong? We don't soak them…just put in slow cooker.

  19. What is the form of magnesium vitamin that is not rock which one is best to buy that not not cause lose stools .

  20. I just love these two guys dr. Axe and Jordan for opening my eyes up about food come to find out I was eating all wrong keep up the good work guys…

  21. Dear Doctor. I think that 400 GMs of mag is causing my stomach pains. It is chelated , make solgar , I thought would be the best for me. I have ibs and diverticulitis attacks sometimes. I also have soft bones ,sleep problems, high blood pressure ( under control ) anxiety and am sometimes depressed , especially in the winter . I've been prescribed vit d and magnesium in the form of paste to put on fingers and toes and in chocolate(, 70% ) 40 GMs a day . that is expensive so I've been trying 400 mg tablets . I'm a woman so it should have been 300mgs . So I'm waiting for this attack to pass and then I thought I'd try 200 MG's, half a tablet. What do you think ? Could there be a better form for me to minimise this effect on my bowels ? Thankyou.

  22. That Magnesium Threonate is the only form that crosses the blood brain barrier, as the molecules are so small, but it's really costly…that's unusual for a Magnesium salt…

  23. Stop with bone broth. It’s not necessary to eat animals. If you want mg just eat nuts, seeds and veggies/fruits. Bananas are enough. Eat 5 of those suckers a day (an average sized smoothie) and you are sorted.

  24. Yes,Thank You and God bless you,,going out today to purchase some,,Thank you i truly enjoys you and Dr:Axe..health gets better and better you guys helped me with so much that's been going on with my body,but now im feeling great and im pushing for the fabulous, ,and this magnesium is gonna finish it out..thank you?

  25. I found this really cool table where you can easily see all most common magnesium rich foods (sorted by amount of magnesium) http://www.nutrguide.com/Food?selAmount=0&showNutriDvs=True&showNutriValues=False&sortColumn=23&sortOrder=False

  26. Oh man, the best exercising is calisthenics and pumping iron in the gym, not yoga and pilates, these are for women and gays.

  27. Hello. I heard some years ago about magnesium deficit and they said that we should eat magnesium chloride (I'm not sure if I'm translating correctly from Spanish to English) I can get that at local drugstores here in Mexico.
    I have been consuming it for some time now. But what I wanted to ask was if this is a good magnesium source. Can someone tell?

  28. Thank u so much sir for such valuable informations and natural ways for optimising health related issues especially the chronic ones! What can be more clearer than the way you highlight the hidden cure that we tend to be ignorant which lead us to a chronic state….Pls kp up..U and Dr.axe are blessed by millions of grateful viewers.

  29. On Osteoporosis Comment. What Would be the Daily Intake For Myself having It in my Lower Spine ? At Yr earliest,Convenience. Ty.

  30. Nice video, thank you – only you’re shouting as if in an outdoor market. Had to turn the volume right down but the pitch is still an elevated tone at times. Never mind! Thanks again.

  31. it is in my study that magnesium alone has an adverse effect on the body. which is why in nature you never find magnesium without potassium and calcium

  32. Bananas give me heart palpitations , I've never quite worked out why . I suspect they cause some kind of magnesium potassium imbalance , but I really don't know , frustrating though .

  33. My 47 yr old son has been on Nexium for years. Today he was in the ER with heart palpations. His bloodwork showed low magnesium.
    So most likely the med blocked the absorption of the nutrients from his foods because it reduced the stomach acid.

  34. Unfortunately people who are alchohalics won't do anything to get better. They'd ignore anything you'd try to tell them about this and what good would it be if they're going to continue to drink!!

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