Is This Why You’re Stressed or Not Sleeping?

Find out if a deficiency in this important mineral is causing your stress and sleep problems. Up to 88% of people are low in this mineral!

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0:00 Introduction: Magnesium deficiency
2:02 Magnesium deficiency causes
2:48 Magnesium deficiency symptoms
3:31 Best sources of magnesium
5:26 How to increase magnesium levels

Today, I’m going to tell you how to reverse magnesium deficiency. It’s very difficult to test for magnesium deficiency. Around 60% of your magnesium is in your bones, 39% in your soft tissue, and only 1% in your blood. A blood test is not a reliable way to determine if you have low magnesium.

Magnesium deficiency can be caused by the following factors:
• Diet
• Gut inflammation
• Diabetes
• Insulin resistance
• Excessive sugar consumption
• Vitamin D without magnesium
• Medications (antibiotics, PPIs, antacids, diuretics)

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include:
• Tetany
• Tight muscles
• Insomnia (sleep problems)
• Anxiety
• Fatigue
• Nystagmus
• Migraines
• Kidney stones

You need magnesium to make ATP, the “energy currency” of the body. Magnesium deficiency can also lead to calcium buildup.

Here are some of the foods that have the most magnesium per 100 grams/3.5 ounces:
1. Sea kelp: 760 mg of magnesium
2. Almonds: 490 mg of magnesium
3. Nutritional yeast: 231 mg of magnesium
4. Pecans: 142 mg of magnesium
5. Leafy greens: 100 mg of magnesium
6. Dark chocolate: 165 mg of magnesium
7. Pumpkin seeds: 265 mg of magnesium
8. Meat and fish: 25 to 35 mg of magnesium

The RDA for magnesium is 300 to 420 mg, and the average person only consumes 215 mg. If you have magnesium deficiency, increase your intake of magnesium-rich foods and supplement with 800 mg of magnesium glycinate.

It can take up to a year to fix a chronic magnesium deficiency, but you might find that your low magnesium symptoms go away in a few weeks or months. After you’ve increased magnesium levels with supplements, you can maintain it with your diet.

Always ensure you consume at least 400 mg of magnesium daily.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this explains how to combat magnesium deficiency. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @ziga1868 says:

    Dr berg hero❤🎉

  • @rn5697 says:

    Causes of magnesium deficiency:
    1) Inflammation in our gut
    2) Insulin resistance
    3) Consuming a lot of sugar
    4) Taking a lot of vitamin D3
    5) Taking antibiotics
    6) Taking diuretic drugs

    Best foods for magnesium per 100g :
    1) Sea kelp 760 mg
    2) Almonds 460 m
    3) Nutritional yeast 231 mg
    4) Pecans 142 mg
    5) Leafly greens 100mg
    6) Pumpkin seeds 265 mg
    7) Meat or fish 25-35 mg

    Best form and dose for magnesium for sleep :
    1) 800mg of magnesium glycinate per day

  • @simoncameron4355 says:

    I just realized that I am Magnesum deficient about a month ago. I have been pounding a supplement since then, and my life has improved quite a bit already.

  • @MsBuffalopoo says:

    I was treating MANY problems with the wrong solution. My problem was hormone depletion. Once I started estrogen and progesterone I slept like a log from the first night. There was no problem with my magnesium.

  • @tootalldan5702 says:

    I found Magnesium L-threonate and use this in addition to other forms of Magnesium. Magnesium L-threonate made me dream more also which is a neat side-effect.

  • @C.N.1 says:

    So a lady told me that I’m too “militant” about the healthy way I eat. 😐 If that’s what she wants to call it, that’s alright with me, lol! All I’m saying is if she can’t resist the temptation of cookies and donuts, or stop herself from licking the peanut butter from her fingers when meal prepping while “intermittent fasting,” then wow… What else!? Food addicted people kind of remind me of men-eating leopards sometimes. Y’all stay strong out there, and have a wonderful day! 🙂

    • @nahmia1199 says:

      Don’t worry you just do you never give up on yourself ❤

    • @superamario6464 says:

      What are you on????

    • @Drberg says:

      Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful day yourself. Keep up the good work!

    • @allib9742 says:

      I am a sugar addict. Thanks for ur understanding. I battle every day to stop even thinking about sugar. I have had suicidal thoughts to give up.

    • @dawntaylor603 says:

      @@Drbergdo you have a list of supplements with best forms, daily dosing, should not be taken with other supplements or how far apart they should be taken along with contradictions? All this gets so confusing and there’s so much conflicting information out there too. I know you have your own brand of supplements but many have other things added so it’s even more confusing and I’ve watched so many of your videos then can’t remember what I heard on which video.

  • @quickpstuts412 says:

    For so many years, I was trying to treat my magnesium deficiency and it turns out it was more of a potassium deficiency than anything. I’m so grateful for your videos. I needed both, but I needed potassium and more.

    After consuming it, I can literally feel my body calming down, and my heart rate slowing.

    • @silvamaney8897 says:

      Can you share how you up your potassium, cos I’m suffering from it and there are many conflicting information

    • @nothing578 says:

      ​@@silvamaney8897avocados and potatoes.

    • @vishalthelkar7668 says:

      @@silvamaney8897 bananas and boiled potatoes are best for potassium… 5-6 banana and 2 potatoes should provide daily requirement..

    • @vishalthelkar7668 says:

      How do you know it was potassium and not magnesium deficiency..

    • @quickpstuts412 says:

      @@vishalthelkar7668 easy. When I was only taking magnesium, it was doing nothing but when I added potassium, that’s when I started noticing my sleep getting better and my nervous system calming down.

      Electrolytes need balancing. It’s possible to take too much of one and not enough of the other and that’s what I was doing.

  • @helpinyerdasellavon says:

    Beefing up Magnesium, Dr Berg! Sun Tzu book is amazing, highly recommended. Thanks for your helpful content ❤

  • @universeusa says:

    🙏 doc 👍👌👏👏

    Several vitamins and minerals play a role in promoting better sleep quality. Here are some key ones:

    1. **Magnesium:** Magnesium is known to help relax the muscles and calm the nervous system, which can aid in promoting better sleep. Foods rich in magnesium include nuts, seeds, leafy green vegetables, and whole grains. You can also consider taking a magnesium supplement, but it’s best to consult with a healthcare provider first.

    2. **Vitamin D:** Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to sleep disorders. Getting adequate sunlight exposure and consuming foods rich in vitamin D, such as fatty fish, fortified dairy products, and eggs, can help regulate your sleep-wake cycle.

    3. **Melatonin:** While not a vitamin or mineral, melatonin is a hormone that regulates sleep-wake cycles. It can be taken as a supplement to help improve sleep quality, particularly for those experiencing jet lag or shift work-related sleep issues.

    4. **B vitamins:** B vitamins, especially B6 and B12, play a role in the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, which are important for regulating sleep and mood. Foods rich in B vitamins include poultry, fish, whole grains, and leafy green vegetables.

    5. **Calcium:** Calcium is essential for the production of melatonin, which helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle. Foods high in calcium include dairy products, leafy greens, and fortified plant-based milk alternatives.

    6. **Iron:** Iron deficiency can cause restless leg syndrome, a condition that can disrupt sleep. Consuming iron-rich foods like red meat, poultry, beans, lentils, and spinach can help improve sleep quality.

    7. **Potassium:** Potassium is important for muscle relaxation and can help promote better sleep. Foods rich in potassium include bananas, sweet potatoes, avocados, and spinach.

    It’s important to note that while these vitamins and minerals can support better sleep, they are not a cure-all for sleep disorders. If you are experiencing chronic sleep issues, it’s best to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatment.

  • @JV-zt8lc says:

    I gave up coffee last October. I noticed now that if I don’t take magnesium daily I’m not sore the next day after a hard days work.

  • @ImPureBlood says:

    Maybe do a short vid some time, to let people know just how much mag % wise is in supplemental mag food supps. A 400 mg mag capsule does not have 400 mg of mag in it, and it is so easy to forget about that. Thanks for the vids.

  • @leeswindle7790 says:

    You have to be militant…and you are doing great. Its nothing to play with…keep your temple clean.

  • @Sunshine_AK says:

    Wow!! You quoted an interesting book! I hope more people read it and understand what we are facing on this earth

  • @dianeparks9475 says:

    Just ordered your D3 K2 and Mag Glycinate, yesterday! I know i don’t eat right at almost 80, with no kids at home to cook good meals for. 😞
    I have learned so much from you, Dr Berg! Thank you!!!!

  • @Joy_Joy_Joy says:

    Fixing my magnesium issue has kept me off anxiety meds and allows me to sleep so deeply.

  • @bobGmitter says:

    Due to low stomach acid I use a liquid ionic magnesium called REMAG. I also take Betaine HCL and ACV for the low stomach acid but I think I was so deficient because I wasn’t absorbing enough from food or supplements. You need strong stomach acid to extract minerals from foods. I noticed a difference right away. You also need to fix magnesium deficiency before you can fix potassium deficiency which most of us also have. I use the Food Cronometer app and it was eye openign how little potassium I was getting. I now drink alot of coconut water and supplement K.

  • @MagdaRobinson-cv9uu says:

    Pumpkin seeds, almond and dark chocolate are staples in my diet

  • @Kristen-603 says:

    Every day my health is headed in a better direction because of the information on this channel. I can’t thank you enough! There’s so much evil happening in our world Dr. Berg is definitely a shining light that we all need so we can stay as healthy as possible to combat the bad stuff.

  • @kalvinpeterson05 says:

    I’ve recently just ordered your whole kit. I’ve been taking them as well as my significant other. It has made dramatic change. I’m 24 years old and use to be a very active athlete. Even at that time I wasn’t getting the right nutrients. That was 7 years ago. Since then I went from a body weight/six pack 175. To 260 lbs. 6 months ago I changed my diet and was fasting without any nutrients or supplements just changed my diet. I’m down to 195 pounds. I eat in the morning which consist of greek yogurt, oats, honey, flax, chai, one strawberry, 10 blueberries, 4 raspberries, 4 blackberries. Then I take all the supplements in that whole kit after my breakfast. (8 am). Then I’m fasting again until 7 or 8 pm and eat my last meal with Whole Foods no processed foods. I don’t even eat sugar anymore.

  • @user-yq9lt8jn6r says:

    Thank you Dr Berg for sharing another useful video. May God blessed you and your family!

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