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Magnesium is a mineral vital to many bodily functions. Transporting calcium and potassium across the cell membranes is one of its primary roles. The compound also functions in multiple reactions, including energy production and regulating muscle and nerve functions. Studies show magnesium can help regulate diabetes, high blood pressure, and other conditions. Not surprisingly, then, a lack of magnesium can lead to various health concerns.

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1. Gastrointestinal Issues

Any disease or illness that affects the stomach or bowel is impacting the gastrointestinal tract within the digestive system. A lack of magnesium can disrupt this system, leading to diarrhea, nausea, and even vomiting. Some people with magnesium deficiencies also experience a loss of appetite. A shortage of the mineral is only one issue that can cause these general symptoms, however.

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