Magnesium Deficient?

Do you drink Carbonated Beverages on a Regular Basis?


 Most dark colored sodas contain phosphates which bind with magnesium  inside the digestive tract, rendering it unavailable to the body.  Drinking soda flushes magnesium out of your system. 

Do you eat Pastries, Cakes, Desserts, Candies or other sweet foods Regularly?


 Sweet foods are known as  “anti-nutrients”. Anti-nutrients actually  consume nutrients when digested, resulting in a net loss. Food requires vitamins and minerals to be consumed in order to power the  process of digestion, it’s important to choose foods that “put back”  vital nutrients.

The more processed  baked goods you have in your diet, the more likely you are deficient in  magnesium and other vital nutrients.

Stress, Anger, Anxiety


 Stress can be a cause of magnesium deficiency, and a lack of magnesium  tends to magnify the stress reaction, worsening the problem. 

Do you drink more than 7 alcoholic drinks a week?


 The effect of alcohol on  magnesium levels is similar to the effect of diuretics: it lowers  magnesium available to the cells by increasing the excretion of  magnesium by the kidneys. In studies, clinical magnesium deficiency was  found in 30% of alcoholics.

Increased alcohol intake also  contributes to decreased efficiency of the digestive system, as well as  Vitamin D deficiency, both of which can contribute to low magnesium  levels.

Do you take a diuretic, heart medication, asthma medication, birth control pills,?


 The  effects of certain drugs have been shown to reduce magnesium levels in  the body by increasing magnesium loss through excretion by the kidneys.

Do you drink coffee, tea or other caffeinated drinks daily?


Caffeine causes the kidneys to release extra magnesium regardless of body status.

If you drink caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea and soda regularly, your risk for magnesium deficiency is increased.