Magnesium: nutrition and metabolism
Jürgen Vormann 2002
The symptoms of magnesium deficiency are variable and associated with non-specific clinical signs. Very often neuromuscular hyperexcitability, cardiac arrhythmias, increased muscle tension, muscle cramps, increased stress susceptibility, and headaches are observed but also paresthesias, irritability, decreased attention span, mental confusion and dizziness might occur (Iannello and Belfiore, 2001).
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Magnesium deficiency and dizziness: a case of electrolyte imbalance.Santinelli V, Ferraiuolo M, Modano P, Oppo I, Chiariello M, Fornaro P.
Also note that B vitamins are necessary for proper utilization of magnesium. Some people with fibromyalgia might have B vitamin deficiencies, especially B12. One study, has shown that homocysteine levels are high in the cerebrospinal fluid, and this indicates low levels of B12 in the brain. Additionally, homocysteine causes a depletion of intracellular free magnesium:, and according to the following study, only a combination of B6, B12, and folate acid can stop this depletion of magnesium. Thus, some people with fibromyalgia might benefit from B vitamin supplementation. (However, certain B12 deficiencies require B12 shots, as some people are unable to orally absorb enough B12.)
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