8 Signs Your Magnesium Levels Are Too Low

Has your "supplement shelfie" become a touch crowded of late? Sorry to break it to you, but it might be time to make room for one more: magnesium.

Wellness lovers love turning to supplements to balance out dietary deficiencies with vitamins, herbs, compounds, and more — and no one knows this better than Kelly McCann, MD. The owner and founder of The Spring Center in Costa Mesa, California, McCann heads a mecca for functional and integrative medicine. With degrees in Western medicine as well as naturopathy, her holistic understanding of the oft-overlooked mineral has us convinced its worth adding to your lineup.

Our expert explained that magnesium is needed for a hundreds biological processes, from muscle and nerve function, to energy production, to blood pressure regulation, and the list goes on. Ideally, we would be able to rely on our food sources to provide us with the mineral, but the modern food supply unfortunately lets us down. "Most processed foods and non-organic foods contain very little magnesium," she corroborates. Combining the high biological demand with its limited natural sources, upping your magnesium intake with a supplement could be a good idea.

To find out whether a magnesium supplement belongs in your future, read on to learn about the eight signs that your magnesium levels are low… and what to do about it.