Should I take magnesium supplements?
An excessive use of magnesium supplements can be harmful so it is important to ask your doctor if magnesium supplements are right for you. A simple blood test can determine if a magnesium deficiency or if any other deficiencies are present. Make sure you express your concerns to your doctor so that he or she can indicate what to look for in the blood test.
If the results of a blood test indicate a magnesium deficiency, then your doctor can advise you whether or not supplements are necessary. For instances where a serious magnesium deficiency is present, your doctor may recommend dietary supplementation. Magnesium supplementation usually comes in an oral form (powder, tablet or capsule). If oral supplementation doesn’t work for you, consider an IV treatment.