Get To Know Your Minerals: Magnesium 2017-01-23T20:58:24-08:00

How it helps

■ A necessary part of more than 300 chemical reactions that take place in the body.
■ Helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, strengthens bones and strengthens the immune system.
■ A vital catalyst in energy production for the body.
■ Helps in premenstrual syndrome.
■ Helps prevent the calcification of soft tissue.

Where magnesium can be found

Magnesium is in most foods especially dairy products, fish, meat and seafood.

What are the signs of deficiency?

Confusion, insomnia, irritability, poor digestion and rapid heartbeat.


■ The consumption of alcohol, use of diuretics, diarrhea and high levels of zinc and vitamin D all increase the body’s need for magnesium.
■ The consumption of cod liver oil, calcium and fats decrease magnesium absorption.
■ Fat soluble vitamins also inhibit the absorption of magnesium.

Vitamins and Minerals: A Self-Hep Guide

This book provides a simple overview of the common vitamins and minerals available to help you supplement your diet when appropriate.
The information within this book is basic and does not claim to provide in any way comprehensive information of the subject matter but hopefully it can point you in the right direction when you need more information. All the information has come primarily from the government and authoritative bodies recommending daily intakes and pinpointing the limits of dosages per day. Experts in the field have tried to make the information easy to follow in this book.

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