Signs You're Not Getting Enough Magnesium—and What to Do About It

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a role in muscle relaxation, blood pressure regulation, and nerve function 

Magnesium is also involved in the production of energy from food. That’s why some people call it the “energy mineral.” 

Magnesium deficiency is relatively common in Western diets because so many people eat a heavily processed diet low in magnesium 

Plus, they eat too few whole grains, nuts, seeds, and leafy green vegetables naturally high in magnesium 

Although no one knows exactly what causes painful muscle cramps, low magnesium seems to play a role 

Without enough magnesium in your diet, you may have a difficult time relaxing. You may also experience anxiety or symptoms of depression 

Magnesium deficiency can also cause sleep problems. When you’re magnesium deficient, it’s harder to relax and enter a relaxed state 

Magnesium helps regulate blood pressure by relaxing the muscles in the arteries and veins so that your blood pressure comes down