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Spotting Magnesium Deficiency: Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

Magnesium, the miracle mineral we all know and love! Whether it's aiding our sleep, calming our nerves, or curbing those pesky sugar cravings, we've all got our own unique bond with this remarkable mineral.

But, if you're not already on the magnesium train, keep reading. In just a few minutes, you might be sprinting to grab some, once you discover the signs of magnesium deficiency. Or maybe you already take magnesium, but some of these symptoms still resonate with you. If so, don’t worry, the solution might lie in the type of magnesium you're taking or the involvement of other vitamins and minerals— just a few topics we'll talk about shortly.

Are You Magnesium Deficient?

Let's cut to the chase: are you magnesium deficient? Spoiler alert: chances are, you’re probably in the same boat as about 75% of the population. But fear not, we're here to unravel the clues and help you rediscover your zest for life.

Spotting a magnesium deficiency can be tricky. With its wide ranging impacts on our body, it's easy to overlook the signs. After all, who hasn't experienced afternoon energy crashes, insomnia or hormonal imbalances? But let’s remember, just because something's common doesn't mean it's normal.

If any of these symptoms ring a bell, it's time to listen up. Your body's sending signals, and they're not to be ignored:

  • Trouble sleeping, waking up in the night or insomnia
  • Sugar cravings or intense food cravings
  • Fatigue, low energy or exhaustion
  • Afternoon energy crashes
  • Muscle cramps, twitchy eyes or restless legs
  • Heartbeat skipping a beat
  • Nausea or low appetite 
  • Poor recovery after exercise
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Tingling & numbness
  • Irritability, stress or anxiety 
  • Hormonal imbalances & PMS
  • Low Vitamin D levels

But hold your horses! Before you dash off to grab any old magnesium supplement, hang tight. We're about to look into the best options and why they're essential.

The Best Magnesium Supplement For You:

When it comes to magnesium, not all supplements are created equal. That's why we stand by our Terranova Magnesium Complex capsules. What sets them apart? It's not just about delivering magnesium, it’s about optimising absorption and maximising benefits. With a blend of magnesium bisglycinate, Vitamin B6, botanicals and no synthetic binders or fillers, these capsules ensure your body gets the most out of every dose.

Why is the form of magnesium important? Well, not all magnesium forms play nice with other minerals. Some, like citrate and oxide, can actually compete with calcium, leading to potential issues for bone health and beyond. That's where bisglycinate shines, it's highly absorbable and won't disrupt your body's essential mineral balance.

And speaking of interactions, let's not forget how Vitamin D relies heavily on magnesium to activate and unleash its magic. So, if you're low on magnesium, your daily Vitamin D might not be living up to its full potential either.

Dosage and Timing Tips for Optimal Benefits:

Mastering magnesium in your daily routine doesn't have to be complicated. Here's our straightforward guide to adding magnesium to your life.

Dosage recommendations.

Take 2 - 4 capsules daily of our Magnesium Complex, either all in the evening or splitting them throughout the day. If you suspect low magnesium levels, try 2 capsules in the morning and 2 in the evening. 

Need a quick check? Apply a high quality topical magnesium oil to your legs and feet. If you feel a tingling sensation, you may be deficient.

When to take Magnesium:

While bedtime is optimal for promoting restful sleep, some prefer to start the day right by taking magnesium in the morning to ease anxiety and calm nerves. If you're low on magnesium, consider a morning and evening dose of 2 capsules each.

Magnesium for Everyone: 

We've covered the signs of magnesium deficiency and emphasised the importance of choosing the right supplement. Remember, the team at Kate Living is here to support you every step of the way. So, please feel free to reach out, as we thrive on assisting you in your journey to abundant health.

Trust in yourself to recognise if you're lacking in magnesium and consider our recommended supplement. Our goal for the Kate Living community is to thrive with vitality, confidence, and knowledge, empowering you to make informed choices for your health journey.

Our message is clear: magnesium is crucial. It's involved in over 350 functions of the body. Need we say more?

Magnesium Boost Smoothie:

Here's a little treat for you: our favourite magnesium smoothie recipe. It's not just about boosting magnesium, it’s also designed to lift your mood, ease anxiety, increase energy, balance hormones, and taste absolutely delicious. You can also add 1-2 x Terranova Magnesium Complex capsules for that extra magnesium boost to kickstart the day!


  • 1 small banana (frozen works best)
  • 1/4 avocado 
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup almond milk (we recommend the Plenish brand)
  • 1-2 Terranova Magnesium Complex capsules (optional, for added magnesium boost)


Simply blend all ingredients together until smooth and enjoy!

  • For maximum benefits, opt for organic ingredients whenever possible to increase antioxidants. 
  • Kate’s Pro Tip: use organic frozen fruit/veg or buy fresh organic fruit/veg, wash, chop and bag in the freezer to prevent spoilage and create a thicker, more filling smoothie.
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