what it does:

acid /alkaline balance, blood sugar metabolism, energy production, muscle contraction, nerve function, enzyme production, protein structuring (RNA/DNA), lecithin production

bodily parts affected:

arteries, bones, heart, kidneys, liver, muscles, nerves, pancreas, teeth

deficiency symptoms:

fatigue, apathy, insomnia, inability to cope, poor memory, impaired learning ability, clouded or irrational thinking, confusion, disorientation, depression, nervousness, apprehension, irritability, easily aroused anger, personality changes, hyperactivity, convulsions, epilepsy.

Weakness, tingling, trembling, tremors, twitches, jerkiness, cramps, shaking hands, quivering lip, eye tic, bladder weakness, abnormal cardiac rhythms.

Loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhoea or constipation, hair loss, premenstrual symptoms, hypoglycaemia, pancreatic insufficiency, osteoporosis, osteomalacia (softening of the bones and teeth), bedwetting, low birthweight babies


excessive calcium, vitamin D, protein, sugar, saturated fat or fluid intake, bran, alcohol, oral contraceptives, diuretics, antibiotics, fluoride, stress

food sources:

molasses, kelp (tablets or powder), wheat germ, whole grains, dark leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, bran, eggs, seafood, spinach, tuna fish


Since vitamins B1 and B6 are dependent upon magnesium, some of the symptoms may actually be those of vitamin B1 or B6 deficiency, due to a lack of available magnesium

Health information is not a substitute for good diagnosis,
and a doctor should be consulted when illness is present