Gauging Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms – Carolyn Dean MD ND

After a lengthy discussion on tonight’s show we end up coming to the awareness that there’s no easily available commercial lab test that will give you a truly accurate reading of the magnesium status in your tissues. Only one percent of magnesium in your body is distributed in your blood, making a simple sample of magnesium from a serum magnesium blood test highly inaccurate. Some specialty labs do provide an RBC magnesium test which is reasonably accurate. This leaves you with looking for signs and symptoms of deficiency. Early signs of magnesium deficiency include loss of appetite, headache, nausea, fatigue, and weakness. An ongoing magnesium deficiency can lead to more serious symptoms, including numbness and tingling, abnormal heart rhythms, muscle craps and contractions, coronary spasms, personality changes, and much more!

Tonight Dr. Dean presents extensive information on magnesium testing as well as 100 factors that will help you decide whether or not you might be deficient plus great calls from our listeners.


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  1. There is no lab in Wisconsin that will do the RBC mag test – (at least as far as I can find) – looks like the only mag test is the serum blood test. Do you have any ideas to help me get a close reading (besides symptoms of low magnesium)?

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