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Do you have Brisk Knee Reflexes?

You may be deficient in MAGNESIUM

What is Magnesium?

Inadequate dietary intake of magnesium is often caused by chronic alcoholism or malnutrition, or eating an inadequate diet of junk food, is a common cause of hypomagnesemia. Other causes include use of a diuretic. Symptoms of low serum magnesium levels include:

leg and foot cramps
weight loss
vomiting
muscle spasms, twitching, and tremors
seizures
muscle weakness
arrthymia

Convulsions can occur when the body is low in magnesium; such as during childbirth. A major trial has shown that risk to the mother is significantly lower when magnesium sulphate is used as anticonvulsant therapy rather than drugs.

Calcium and magnesium are usually found together in the earth's crust, and these elements are in the same periodic table group. 

The irony of the calcium-magnesium story is that without magnesium,  calcium will not work properly. Our current diet tends to oversupplement with calcium, make getting enough magnesium almost impossible. Research shows that the ratio of calcium to magnesium in the caveman diet the ancient diet that had evolved with our bodies was 1:1, compared with a 5:1 to 15:1 ratio in present-day diets. With an average of ten times more calcium than magnesium in our current diet, it is not surprising we have widespread magnesium deficiency in modern times.

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