what it does:

heartbeat, muscle contraction, growth, nerve tranquillisation, utilisation of enzymes, maintenance of normal blood glucose levels

bodily parts affected:

blood, heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, skin

deficiency symptoms:

headaches, acne, continuous thirst, poor appetite, dry skin, constipation, general weakness, fatigue, apathy, depression, insomnia, muscle cramps, joint pain, weak peristalsis, nervousness, irritability, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, oedema (tissue swelling)


alcohol, coffee, cortisone, diuretics, laxatives, excessive salt or sugar, stress

food sources:

molasses, brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, fruit, vegetables, nuts


magnesium deficiency can cause potassium to leach from the cells

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