Magnesium deficiency is not often detected because only 1% of magnesium stores are found in the blood so a test would not be accurate. The majority of our magnesium intake comes from soil. But due to modern farming practices our soil is becoming rapidly depleted of this super vital mineral! Because of this, the food grown in that soil no longer contains as much magnesium as it used to and our intake drops substantially. Many people will argue that Magnesium is one of if not the most important overall mineral for our health. Norman Shealy has said "Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency and it is the missing cure to many dieases" It is essential for cellular health, and a critical component for over 300 biochemical functions in the body. It regulates calcium, potassium and sodium and it is used to balance hormones. Think about the fact that PMS, cramps, luteal defect, mood swings, anxiety, depression, headaches and migraines are all treated with magnesium. Progesterone function heavily relys on magnesium. Progesterone is essential to keep the luteal phase long enough for an embryo to implant, it helps tissue growth and nourishment to the placenta. It is also given for morning sickness, cramping, poor growth of the fetus and preeclampsia. Stress from infertility can lead to even more depletion within the body in a vicious cycle. Symptoms: Not everyone will show symptoms but often the deficiency will give clues such as- Headaches Leg cramps PMS A quivering tongue Anxiety Twitches Fatigue Irregular heartbeat Constipation Remember that not all magnesium supplements are created equally and you should only take a high quality bio available source. Book a consultation to discover if magnesium could be the missing link to your puzzle.