How To Know If You're Magnesium Deficient And What To Do About It

Episode 597 15m


Think of magnesium as the relaxation mineral. Anything that is tight, irritable, crampy, and stiff—whether it is a body part or even a mood—can be a sign of magnesium deficiency. This critical mineral is actually responsible for over 600 enzyme reactions and is found in all of your tissues—but mainly in your bones, muscles, and brain. You must have it for your cells to make energy, for many different chemical pumps to work, to stabilize membranes, and to help muscles relax. Yet, so many of us are deficient in this important mineral. In today’s episode of a new series called Health Bites, I discuss why magnesium deficiency is a huge problem, why most of us are deficient, how to identify if you are magnesium deficient, and what to do about it. This episode is sponsored by ButcherBox and Athletic Greens. ButcherBox makes it easy to get humanely raised meat and wild-caught, sustainable seafood by delivering it right to your doorstep. If you sign up at, ButcherBox will give you two pounds of ground beef free for one whole year. AG1 contains 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole-food sourced superfoods, probiotics, and adaptogens to support your entire body. Right now, when you purchase AG1 from Athletic Greens, you will receive 10 free travel packs with your first purchase by visiting

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Narrator: Coming up on this episode of The Doctor's Farmacy Dr. Mark Hyman: And we want to make sure we don't keep losing magnesium. So cut down on the alcohol, the sugar or the coffee, the colas, learn how to relax. Meditation is super powerful. Hey, everybody. It's Dr. Mark Hyman. Welcome to The Doctor's Farmacy, a place for conversations that matter. And I'm excited to introduce to you a new feature of the Doctor's Farmacy called Health Bites, little nuggets of information that you can use to make yourself healthy and learn more about how your body works. And the one today we're going to be talking about is magnesium, one of my favorite topics, because magnesium insufficiency or deficiency is so common, so underdiagnosed, such a huge cause..

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Ep. 597 - How To Know If You're Magnesium Deficient And What To Do About It