WHAT IS IT?
Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral found in almost every living organism.
Our body contains a lot of minerals, but magnesium is the fourth most abundant in our bones. The other half is found inside the cells of our soft tissues and organs.
As you all know, magnesium is really important mineral in our body because it keeps our bones strong, but beside that, our body uses magnesium for hundreds of other tasks as well, like for maintaining nerve function, supporting a healthy immune system and regulating heart rhythm. Moreover, magnesium helps regulate blood sugar levels and promotes normal blood pressure as well, and it is also known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Magnesium positively impacts certain disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
GREEN VEGETABLES: Magnesium is concentrated at the center of the chlorophyll molecule (which gives it it’s green color), making foods like spinach a good choice.
WHOLE GRAINS: Whole-wheat bread provides twice the amount of magnesium offered by white bread, because processing white flour strips away the magnesium –rich germ and bran that is present in whole grains.
AGE (YEARS), MALE (mg/DAY), FEMALE (mg/DAY)
- 1-3, 80, 80
- 4-8, 130, 130
- 9-13, 240, 240
- 14-18, 410, 360
- 19-30, 400, 310
- 31+, 420, 320
In order to maintain health, you need to have an adequate supply of magnesium. In case of a deficiency, your doctor will prescribe you supplements.
You should follow the proper dosage and avoid frequent use of laxatives or antacids containing magnesium because too much magnesium intake can be similar to magnesium deficiency and can lead to appetite loss, low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, diarrhea, nausea and difficulty breathing.