Magnesium

The Magnesium is one of the families of major minerals although it is not as well known as some of the other minerals in the same group. Even though it is not as prominent, the magnesium mineral plays an essential role in about three hundred biochemical processes that take place inside the body.

Functionality:

It is essential to maintain both the acid-alkaline balance in the body and healthy functioning of nerves and muscles

Deficiency Diseases: Heart disease, Diabetes and Osteoporosis.

Overdose Disease: Kidney failure

Deficiency Symptoms:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue and a feeling of weakness
Rich Sources:

Dark green vegetables such as Spinach, Kale, Broccoli and Avocado are excellent magnesium sources. Other magnesium sources include Whole grains, Legumes, Black beans, Brown rice, Lentils, Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts and Peanut butter, Bananas, Soybeans, Wheat bran and Bran flakes, Lean meats, Dry figs, Halibut, Crab and Sardines.

Important for:
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Promotes healthy cardiovascular system to prevent heart disease and arrhythmia
  • Calcium deposits, kidney stones, and gallstones
  • Relief from indigestion
  • Inhibits blood clots and widens arteries
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Relaxes muscles and reduces severity of asthma by widening the airways
Best Suitable Composition:

It is best taken with calcium, iron, B group vitamins as well as vitamin E.

Recommended Daily Intake:
  • Children: 80-240 mg
  • Men: 350 mg
  • Woman: 300 mg
  • Pregnancy: 350-400 mg
  • Breast-feeding: 310-360 mg