Magnesium is typically found in fibre-rich foods such as green leafy vegetables, bananas, avocados, whole grains, fish and meat. Symptoms of too much magnesium include: breathing problems, skin and eye irritations, flu-like symptoms and an upset stomach. Too little magnesium may result in muscle cramps, fatigue, osteoporosis, an irregular heartbeat or high blood pressure. It is an important aspect of health to assess as low magnesium can increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
This test measures the amount of magnesium in your blood. Both low and high levels can adversely affect health.