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Magnesium
Definition

What does Magnesium do for the body

Magnesium is a mineral. It is a grayish white metal. Magnesium is the second most abundant element in the human cells. Magnesium keeps the Blood Pressure normal, Bones strong, and the Heart rhythm steady. Magnesium supports Bone strength, Preservation and Remodelling. It is required for Energy production, Oxidative Phosphorylation, and Glycolysis. Magnesium Ions regulate over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium Chloride is the most effective form of Magnesium with highest bioavailability.
Absorption of Magnesium starts within 1 hour of Ingestion.

Functions of Magnesium in the Body
Proper bowel function
Regulates the Hormones
Production of Proteins
To regulate the blood sugar
Relaxation of blood vessels
Supports the Nervous System
Regulate enzymes in the Body
Helps maintain Water balance
Amino acid and Protein synthesis
Production and Transport of Energy
Creates ATP (adenosine triphospate)
Building and care of bones and teeth
Supports the functioning of the Heart
Contraction and Relaxation of the Muscles

Level of Magnesium in the Body
1.5 to 2.5 mg/dL ( Milligrams per deciliter )

Daily requirement of Magnesium in the Body
0 to 6 months: 30 mg
7 to 12 months: 75 mg
1 to 3 years: 80 mg
4 to 8 years: 130 mg
9 to 13 years: 240 mg
14 to 18 years (Male/Female): 410/360 mg
19 to 30 years (Male/Female): 400/310 mg
Above 31 years (Male/Female): 420/320 mg
14 to 18 years (Pregnant/Lactation): 400/360 mg
19 to 30 years (Pregnant/Lactation): 350/310 mg
Above 30 years (Pregnant/Lactation): 360/320 mg


Benefits of Magnesium in the Body
Treats Diabetes
Treats Osteoporosis
Prevents Cardiovascular Diseases and Strokes
Decreases the risk of developing Cancer
Treats Migraines, Insomnia and Depression
Regulates High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) and prevents Arrhythmia
Treats Indigestion, Constipation, Dyslipidaemia, Migraine headaches and Menstrual Migraine Headache

Effects of Magnesium deficiency in the Body
Nausea
Fatigue
Seizures
Vomiting
Weakness
Colitis
Hypocalcemia
Brittle Nails
Kidney Stones
Loss of Appetite
Hyperexcitability
Muscle Contractions
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Numbness and Tingling
Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Musculoskeletal Pain and Cramps
Vertigo, Ataxia, Athetoid, Lethargy, Hyperirritability and Excitability

Symptoms of Magnesium deficiency
Fatigue
Craving for chocolate
Insomnia
Delirium
Numbness
Anorexia
Poor Memory
Weight Loss
Irritability
Rapid Heartbeat
Apathy Confusion
Muscle twitching
Rough and coarse skin
Reduces the ability to learn
Continued Muscle contraction

Effects of Excess Magnesium in the Body
The Kidneys excrete excess magnesium out of the body. The chances of having high levels of Magnesium in the body are rare. Kidney Diseases increase the risk of Magnesium toxicity as the body is unable to eliminate excess Magnesium. Some diseases like Colitis, Gastroenteritis, Hyperthyroidism and Gastrointestinal Disorders are known to increase Magnesium levels in the body. High levels of Magnesium in the Body may develop the chances of Colorectal cancer.

Excess Magnesium may cause
Fatigue
Nausea
Diarrhea
Appetite Loss
Muscle weakness
Low Blood Pressure
Irregular Heartbeat
Breathing difficulty
Respiratory Paralysis
High doses of Magnesium can be fatal

What causes excess Magnesium in body
These diseases may raise the levels of Magnesium in a body
Depression
Hypothyroidism
Lithium Therapy
Addison’s disease
Milk alkali syndrome
Excessive intake of Magnesium
Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia

Intravenous administration of Magnesium
Care should be taken with Intravenous administration of Magnesium. Consultation with Healthcare Professional is must. It may cause
Sweating
Flushing
Hypothermia
Slow Heart rate
CNS depression
Flaccid Paralysis
Cardiac Depression
Depressed Reflexes
Circulatory collapse
Respiratory Paralysis
 
Repertory

Herbs Containing Magnesium

Effective

Angelica Laxiflora
Artemisia Keiskeana
Barleria Opaca
Barley Grass
Beet Greens
Bovis Calculus
Boysenberry
Brassica Napobrassica
Brussels Sprout
Bull Kelp
Cardoon
Chanterelle Mushroom
Cheeses
Clementine
Descurainia Sophia
Dried Dates
Gooseberry
Jerusalem Artichoke
Kabocha
Khorasan Wheat
Lingonberry
Medicago Lupulina
Oenanthe Javanica
Portulaca Pilosa
Safawi Date
Snow Pea
Sow Thistle
Squaw Root
Water
Water Morning Glory
White Truffle Mushroom
Wild Himalayan Pear
Ziziphus Rugosa
Zornia Diphylla