A muscle twitch (technical name fasciculation) is a small, local, involuntary muscle contraction visible under the skins. Muscle twitches can have a variety of causes. One of the most common effects of magnesium deficiency is muscle twitching.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body. It is even known as the “relaxing mineral” because of its role in relaxing muscles. The German University, Albert-Ludwigs, conducted a trial and discovered that people who suffered from resltess leg syndrome and insomnia showed significant improvement after taking a 300mg magnesium supplement for four to six weeks. As well as a diet deficient of magnesium it is also possible to become magneseium deficient through stress, as well as severe diarrhea. Another factor in being deficient can be over exertion.
If you do not want to take supplements, all is not lost. You can easy get more magnesium into your diet by eating nuts, wholegrains, beans, dark green vegetables, fish, and lean meat.