Magnesium: Necessary for Life

Have you had your daily does?

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What is magnesium?

Magnesium is a macro-mineral, which means it is needed in large amounts in the human body. Just like oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, and hydrogen are needed in large amounts. Magnesium is used in over 300 chemical reactions in the body and allows enzymes to function correctly. It can be found in the bones, liver, kidney, and soft tissue like muscle.

Calling those who are 31 years of age and over!

Did you know that about 60% of a persons magnesium is stored in their bones? That is why it is key for those of you who are above the age of 30 to ensure you receive the correct amount of magnesium daily. The recommended daily allowance is 320 milligrams for both males and females. Many adults fall short of this amount which can lead to health problems later down the road.

Simple ways to add magnesium to your diet

Since magnesium is mostly present in the bones it makes sense that when there is a lack of it the problems will start right there. Bone loss has a high potential of happening if the amounts are not met. Through the adolescence all the way to the elder years it is important to keep your bone mineral density high. Magnesium may play a role in helping to prevent/ treat coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, osteoporosis, diabetes, and more. It is unlikely that there would be a problem if the magnesium level was too high in your body because the kidney has the ability to quickly remove it.

Natural magnesium supplements are available. Only needing to take 1 pill a day, you can buy this supplement for somewhere between $7-$9. It is recommended to not take this supplement with others because this could affect the absorption of the mineral into the body.

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