Your doctor may order a serum magnesium test if they suspect your magnesium level is too low or too high. Either extreme can lead to health problems. This test may also be ordered if you have chronic low potassium and calcium levels.
Prioritize healing your digestion with the same sort of protocol you'd use to restore gut health after a round of antibiotics. Then make sure you eat magnesium rich foods like: Pumpkin Seeds Cooked Spinach Black Beans Halibut Almonds Brown Rice Flax Seed Sunflower Seeds Dark Chocolate.
Eat green vegetables. Green vegetables have lots of chlorophyll, a molecule that contains magnesium.
Avoid refined and processed foods. Most refined products like white sugar and processed foods made with white flour have had their magnesium removed.
Try fermented foods and drinks. Fermented foods and drinks populate your gut with probiotics (beneficial bacteria and yeast) that help your body absorb more magnesium from your food.
If you want to avoid finding and cracking young green coconuts, try our delicious probiotic liquid, CocoBiotic.
Try a magnesium supplement. Take a magnesium citrate supplement, like Peter Gilliam's CALM or Magna Calm. These two are powders and can be taken by adults and children to boost your magnesium intake and even ease constipation.
Donna Gates suggests that you have other types of magnesium supplements as well. Magnesium chloride from the Pain and Stress Center in Texas is one of her favorites. You can also purchase Magesium Asparate from your health food store in capsules. Take 400-1600 mg per day to help relax you and to help your bowels move on a regular basis.