Magnesium Levels are High Despite Not Eating Much Magnesium
I have a problem I was wondering if you could help me with. I have recently been interested in supplementing my diet with magnesium chloride because I've heard that it could help some of my symptoms of insomnia/ fatigue/ low mood. I have Crohn's disease and as a consequence have had 30cm of the end part of my small bowel removed around 5 years ago.
I take 1 multivitamin daily and don't really eat much food with magnesium in it except for a hand full cashews and a little dark chocolate daily. Here's the strange thing, a blood test last month and one I did just a few days ago for Red Cell magnesium have shown that my RC magnesium levels are just over the high end of the range????
I have Very loose bowel motions daily because of my Crohn's and I don't eat leafy greens etc because they irritate my bowels so because of this and because of my symptoms of insomnia, fatigue etc I was sure that my RC magnesium would be low not too high??? I don't see how they could possibly be high given my diet and bowel disease. Do you have any ideas on why this can happen. My doctor has no clue either. Thanks