Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the soft tissues of the body. It is found in high concentrations inside cells, particularly within the brain and the heart.
Metabolism: Magnesium is a co-factor in a wide variety of enzyme reactions in the body, particularly those involving the metabolism of food and the formation of new compounds essential for good health. Any enzymatic reaction that requires the storage of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) needs magnesium. Magnesium is also needed for protein synthesis, DNA manufacture, fatty acid synthesis, anaerobic breakdown of glucose and the removal of toxic substances from the body.
Bone and calcium interactions: Magnesium is essential for bone health and strength. Calcium and magnesium interact with each other for many body processes like the regulation of blood vessel tone and the contraction of muscles, calcium is a muscle stimulant while magnesium is a relaxant.
Other functions: Supplementation with magnesium can be used to treat or improve a variety symptoms and problems. Supplementation can help improve pancreatic function and glucose tolerance, relieve angina; help treat hypertension, autism and ADHD; and may lower risk for cancer.
- 1 to 3 years old: 80 milligrams (mg)
- 4 to 8 years old: 130 mg
- 9 to 13 years old: 240 mg
- 14 to 18 years old: 410 mg
- 19 years old and older: 400-420 mg
- 19 years old and older: 310-320 mg
- Pregnant: 350-400 mg
- Lactating: 310-360 mg
A deficiency in magnesium can affect all of the body tissues and are rare. Symptoms of a severe deficiency include personality changes, anorexia, weakness, vertigo, convulsions, muscle cramps and tremors. Magnesium deficiencies generally lead to low blood calcium levels as well. A deficiency can occur when people are malnourished, undergo major surgery, serious burns, kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, heavy exercise or cancer.
Sources in the Diet
Magnesium can be found in most nuts including almonds, peanuts and cashews, in spinach, tofu, black beans, oysters, baked potatoes and avocados.
Recent Studies and Articles
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