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Magnesium in health
  • In a few words
Magnesium in biochemistry
  • a vital necessity
  • magnesium's effect
  • magnesium and women
  • magnesium and men
Magnesium in medicine
  • Ocean Frost
Magnesium compounds
  • magnesium bromide
  • magnesium carbonate
  • magnesium chloride
  • magnesium citrate
  • magnesium hydroxide
  • magnesium oxide
  • magnesium phosphate
  • magnesium sulphate
Magnesium in water
  • magnesium in drinking water
  • magnesium in hard water
Magnesium in food
  • dietary requirements
  • diets and diabetes
  • health risks
  • magnesium deficiency
  • recommended amounts
  • supplements
  • ageing
  • aggressive behavior
  • alcoholism
  • arrhythmia
  • asthma
  • autism
  • cancer
  • cramps
  • diabetes
  • heart-related
  • hypertension
  • kidney-stones
  • menopause
  • migraine-headache
  • osteoporosis
  • sport-related
  • stress
  • tetanus
  • toxic-shock
  • violence
General conclusions

Extra magnesium is needed from people who have specific health problems or have lost much magnesium because of something irregularly. Reason can be also certain diuretics (Lasix, Bumex), antibiotics (Gentamicin, and Amphotericin), and medications used to treat cancer (anti-neoplastic medication - Cisplatin). Individuals with poorly-controlled diabetes may benefit from magnesium supplements because of increased magnesium loss in urine associated with hyperglycemia. Magnesium supplementation may be indicated for persons with alcoholism. Low blood levels of magnesium occur in 30% to 60% of alcoholics, and in nearly 90% of patients experiencing alcohol recession. Here we include individuals with chronic malabsorptive problems such as Crohn's disease, gluten sensitive enteropathSy, regional enteritis they need supplemental magnesium) and with chronically low blood levels of potassium and calcium. They have magnesium deficiency and supplements may help. Extra magnesium has to take adults obligatory. Their bodies are under risk of magnesium deficiency. So, the dietaries here aren't preference. In addition, magnesium absorption decreases and renal excretion of magnesium increases in older adults. It is really important for adults to consume recommended amounts of dietary magnesium.
Nowadays the medicine is advanced enough and the doctors know how much magnesium everybody needs. There are some important interactions between certain drugs and magnesium in the medicaments and it is good to know them. For example loop and thiazide diuretics, anti-neoplastic drugs and antibiotics may increase the loss of magnesium in urine or if you take them for a long time, they may contribute to magnesium depletion.

Best way to get extra magnesium is eating food include magnesium minerals. Nutrition like grains, legumes, and vegetables (especially dark-green, leafy vegetables) has to be eaten every day to keep the normal storage levels of this mineral.
Increasing dietary intake of magnesium may not be enough to restore very low magnesium levels to normal, if it is not. It's dangerous when blood levels of magnesium are very low. It can cause diarrhea and other diseases. People with kidney disease may not be able to excrete excess amounts of magnesium, so they should not consume magnesium supplements unless prescribed by a physician.


Why using magnesium in health?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human's body and is essential to good health. In our bone we have around 50% of total body magnesium but in our blood we have only 1% of magnesium. It's a small part but very important for people's health. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.

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Magnesium in medicine

In general magnesium is used in engineering and in health, especially in medicine. Magnesium found an exceptional place in curing various diseases and is thus included into many medicines for its exceptional properties. It's the fourth most abundant part from human's body. Nearly 50 percent of the body's magnesium is contained within its cells.

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