Are Medications Depleting Your Magnesium?

Magnesium is used by over 300 enzymes in the body which are involved in processes such as energy making, muscle and nerve function and managing blood pressure and blood sugar. This mineral is also part of bones. Women with osteoporosis have been found to have lower magnesium levels. In addition, magnesium is necessary for the synthesis of DNA, RNA and glutathione, muscle contraction, and maintaining a normal heart rhythm.

Dietary Sources

  • Nuts and seeds
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Dark chocolate
  • Avocados
  • Yogurt

Drugs that can Deplete Magnesium or Impair Absorption:

  • Acid blocking drugs
  • Antacids
  • Corticosteroids
  • Some blood pressure and heart medications
  • Estrogen supplementation
  • Certain birth control medications
  • Antibiotics
  • Some ADHD medications

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency:

  • Depression or anxiety
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Muscle cramps
  • Headaches


Speak with a Sundrops Nutritionist to determine if any of your medications may potentially be affecting your magnesium levels.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  Research, nutritional information and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Consult your physician before initiating any new dietary or supplement program.