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.


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  1. @ziga1868 on May 29, 2024 at 12:01 pm

    Dr berg hero❤🎉

    • @Drberg on May 29, 2024 at 12:37 pm

      Appreciated, thanks for watching.

    • @meetings3071 on May 29, 2024 at 2:11 pm

      *​Much appreciated Dr Berg!* @@Drberg

  2. @simoncameron4355 on May 29, 2024 at 12:08 pm

    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.

    • @DailyTeluguVideos on May 29, 2024 at 12:23 pm

      How? Did you take any blood test?

    • @Drberg on May 29, 2024 at 12:43 pm

      Great to know, keep it up!

    • @mumbairay on May 29, 2024 at 12:47 pm

      Is there a protein that is needed for mg
      Like albinin w Ca and hemoglobin w Fe

    • @Kai-pw3ev on May 29, 2024 at 12:52 pm


    • @vishalthelkar7668 on May 29, 2024 at 12:54 pm

      Are the supplement safe..

  3. @MsBuffalopoo on May 29, 2024 at 12:09 pm

    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.

    • @Aks-ng5eq on May 29, 2024 at 12:29 pm

      Would you elaborate what hormone & how you solved it please?

    • @fionareid4557 on May 29, 2024 at 12:34 pm

      Estrogen and progesterone ​@@Aks-ng5eq

    • @jaredcrenshaw7665 on May 29, 2024 at 12:35 pm

      That’s a symptom, not the problem.

    • @Drberg on May 29, 2024 at 12:46 pm

      Very well done spotting the right thing to handle.

    • @TonyaA7 on May 29, 2024 at 1:04 pm

      Reas what she said above she said Estrogen and progesterone..She proprably gotten HRT…

  4. @C.N.1 on May 29, 2024 at 12:12 pm

    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 on May 29, 2024 at 12:22 pm

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

    • @superamario6464 on May 29, 2024 at 12:45 pm

      What are you on????

    • @Drberg on May 29, 2024 at 12:55 pm

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

    • @allib9742 on May 29, 2024 at 1:04 pm

      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 on May 29, 2024 at 1:39 pm

      @@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.

  5. @quickpstuts412 on May 29, 2024 at 12:16 pm

    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 on May 29, 2024 at 12:37 pm

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

    • @nothing578 on May 29, 2024 at 12:45 pm

      ​@@silvamaney8897avocados and potatoes.

    • @vishalthelkar7668 on May 29, 2024 at 12:56 pm

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

    • @vishalthelkar7668 on May 29, 2024 at 12:57 pm

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

    • @quickpstuts412 on May 29, 2024 at 1:00 pm

      @@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.

  6. @universeusa on May 29, 2024 at 12:33 pm

    🙏 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.

    • @vishalthelkar7668 on May 29, 2024 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks for all these.. But how do i know if I have potassium or magnesium deficiency

    • @rocktower7412 on May 29, 2024 at 1:14 pm

      ​@@vishalthelkar7668by doing blood work I guess

    • @Drberg on May 29, 2024 at 1:27 pm

      Hi there. Consult a medical doctor to help you find this out.

    • @vishalthelkar7668 on May 29, 2024 at 1:31 pm

      @@Drberg thank you…

    • @Drberg on May 29, 2024 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks for your input. Do well.

  7. @dianeparks9475 on May 29, 2024 at 1:15 pm

    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!!!!

    • @CatsMeow2.0-gr8gr on May 29, 2024 at 1:34 pm


    • @Drberg on May 29, 2024 at 2:10 pm

      I’m glad that you find my videos to be informative.

  8. @Joy_Joy_Joy on May 29, 2024 at 1:21 pm

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

    • @ToBeAnnounced2024 on May 29, 2024 at 3:47 pm

      That’s what I need. Thanks. Good to hear it’s working.

    • @oceanbluewaves4918 on May 29, 2024 at 3:53 pm

      Which kind do you use?

    • @forrestkerns5627 on May 29, 2024 at 3:53 pm

      This right here. It’s been a game changer. I believe my anxiety was causing mild RLS and magnesium fixed me right up.

    • @Joy_Joy_Joy on May 29, 2024 at 3:56 pm

      @@oceanbluewaves4918 glycinate 😃

    • @forrestkerns5627 on May 29, 2024 at 3:58 pm

      @@oceanbluewaves4918 I use Magnesium Glycinate. Make sure you get quality stuff. I buy mine off of amazon. Pure Encapsulations has been good.

  9. @MagdaRobinson-cv9uu on May 29, 2024 at 2:01 pm

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

    • @RC-eb5hq on May 29, 2024 at 4:11 pm

      Mine too…until I learned that chocolate and almonds are high in oxalic acid..Sadly from Dr. Berg 😢

    • @MagdaRobinson-cv9uu on May 29, 2024 at 4:16 pm

      @@RC-eb5hq I drink lemon water with Chia seeds throughout the day. It helps me preventing oxalate crystals. I had that problem couple years ago before I started.💜🙏

    • @amirhamza7610 on May 29, 2024 at 6:14 pm

      ​@@MagdaRobinson-cv9uuI think walnuts also have almost same amount of magnesium but much less oxalate

    • @NewEverythang on May 29, 2024 at 7:03 pm

      @@RC-eb5hq They told you to add cheese to neutralize oxalates

    • @adim00lah on May 29, 2024 at 7:22 pm

      Hemp seeds for me, they actually have more mag than pumpkin seeds. 6 brazil nuts has 25% rda of mag as well. Beans are also a good source of mag.

  10. @Kristen-603 on May 29, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    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.

  11. @kalvinpeterson05 on May 29, 2024 at 2:31 pm

    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.

    • @RC-eb5hq on May 29, 2024 at 4:17 pm

      What’s “the whole kit”?

    • @NewEverythang on May 29, 2024 at 7:05 pm

      too many carbs bro

    • @nicholasdemetriades9154 on May 30, 2024 at 1:05 am

      Everyone’s different bro! Some can and need a higher % of carbs. Did studies on this very topic.

  12. @Sunshine_sunshine742 on May 29, 2024 at 3:01 pm

    These 12M subscriber is the luckiest on this planet for knowing the existence of Dr Berg…we couldn’t be more grateful to u! ❤

  13. @ToBeAnnounced2024 on May 29, 2024 at 3:43 pm

    Had no idea I’ve had all these symptoms for yrs. Now my health is really failing. Makes perfect sense when mentioning the soil issues.
    Wish I’d had known. Hopefully I can get a grip. Turn things around. My “gut health” was treated with a product taken off the market for causing cancer and two tests have come back positive. I refused the colonoscopy recently. I’m going to really try this and stop other things. Thankfully I’ve just quit craving soda after fasting from it and am back to loving water (carbon filtered).. and exercise and chiropractor.. good luck to everyone.

  14. @thistimeisdifferent on May 29, 2024 at 3:51 pm

    Do you remember the cassette tapes many years ago: “Dead Doctors Dont Lie” It was ahead of it’s time.

    • @heatherwalker7910 on May 29, 2024 at 9:15 pm

      Yes! Definitely agree

    • @michaelhawkins6229 on May 30, 2024 at 8:40 am

      Dr. Joel Wallach, a brilliant doctor and researcher

  15. @andreac.1350 on May 29, 2024 at 4:04 pm

    I’m a massage therapist and I recommend it to all of my clients. I usually send them your videos on magnesium glycinate.

    • @Drberg on May 29, 2024 at 7:51 pm

      Really? Thanks for sharing my videos to your clients. Appreciate it!

  16. @nietzscheobservador6240 on May 29, 2024 at 4:21 pm

    OMG! What a coincidence! I had been suffered from extra systoles (wierd heart beats) every GD minute for more than 10 years! Two cardiologists and a clinician said it was normal! I used to take magnesium supplement, but the absorption was poor and I was not aware of it! Due to gut issues, I moved to magnesium glycinate and just ONE dose before bed was sufficient to wake up in the morning with no longer weird palpitations that I had for years! Other things improved. I was experiencing some joint symptoms, like arthritis, in my fingers of hands and feet. A physician, after looking to my blood test, said I didn’t have RA. I believe that I probably was developing a mild peripheral neuropathy in the fingers due to the chronic magnesium deficiency! Now I feel much better after 2 months on magnesium glycinate, although the joint symptons has not been improving as quickly as it was with the palpitations. Magnesium deficiency causes a ton of “subclinical” issues that, as such, are not treated by the physicians, but anyway compromise our well-being and overall health.

    • @RC-eb5hq on May 29, 2024 at 4:23 pm

      Very helpful share thank u!

    • @Drberg on May 29, 2024 at 5:37 pm

      I’m glad I could assist you.

  17. @abdurrahmaneminoglu3456 on May 29, 2024 at 5:14 pm

    One year ago I was 182 kg (400 pounds)
    I am 27 now and I have hypothyroidism since I was 16
    I have been doing diets going up and down 5-10 kgs since
    Always I ended up feeling too tired and gained the weight back
    Until I learned about this channel I dedicated months to listen to all your advice than started applying it in a slow but stable manner
    I lost 32 kgs (70 pounds)
    I feel energized and healthy
    I lost weight but gained muscles
    I am on a healthy keto diet + OMAD
    Can you please do a video about hypothyroidism and the best tips for it
    Have a nice evening

  18. @Iamkpeezy99 on May 29, 2024 at 5:33 pm

    3 years of muscle twitching /spams / tension / cramping , hot flashes , acid reflux ,weird sensations like buzzing sensation going through my body , trouble sleeping , cold hands and feet , fatigue . 3 neurologist , GP , reumotologist , over 3 years and no test found anything. My GP did find my vitamin d was low so I supplemented with 5,000 iu for over 2 years with no change . I went to a private Doc a few months ago and found out through a urine analysis and rbc magnesium test my levels were low . Started supplementing and getting weekly IV treatments and every symptoms except for the muscle tension and cramping have subsided so far in about +3 months . This all started from corticosteroid injections 3 years ago which I found out depletes magnesium storages . B vitamins were also deficient. Also vitamin D supplements depletes magnesium storages .Good luck to anyone going through this.

    • @mikis6407 on May 29, 2024 at 8:47 pm

      Helpful thankyou

    • @monsterjamizzythegenius8189 on May 29, 2024 at 11:42 pm

      You need potassium

  19. @PureHealth98 on May 29, 2024 at 5:48 pm

    Wishing all of you who watch the video to benefit from the doctor’s advice, wish everyone and their families joy and happiness

    • @Drberg on May 29, 2024 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks you for yoour wonderful message. Do well!

  20. @IshwaryaShanmugam6 on May 29, 2024 at 7:52 pm

    Having a Banana or handful of Soaked almonds, chamomile tea or warm turmeric milk before bed also helps!

    • @Drberg on May 29, 2024 at 8:09 pm

      Thanks for sharing your tips. Keep doing well.

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