in the human body

Functions of Magnesium in the body

  • Production and transport of energy
  • Production of protein
  • Contraction and relaxation of muscles
  • Function of certain enzymes

Side effects from increased magnesium

Increased magnesium intake are not common because the body removes excess amounts. Magnesium excess almost always occurs when magnesium is supplemented as a medication. Symptoms include:
  • Hyper excitability
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sleepiness

Magnesium supplements

  • Magnesium supplements can be used to bring up your iron levels
  • A doctor prescription is not needed
  • Prices range from $3.00-$30.00

Side effects from magnesium deficiency

Deficiency of magnesium usually happens in people who abuse alcohol or who absorb less magnesium due to:
  • Surgery
  • Burns
  • Low blood levels of Calcium
  • Certain medications

Early side effects include:

  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Twitching
Severe deficiency:
  • hallucinations
  • muscle contractions
  • numbness

Foods high in magnesium

  • Dark leafy greens (raw spinach)
  • Nuts and seeds (pumpkin and squash seeds)
  • Bananas
  • Dark chocolate