Magnesium deficiency

Causes of magnesium deficiency

Cause of low magnesium levels in the human body

The cause of low-level magnesium in the human body may arise from food choice, availability of high magnesium foods, plus illness, use of certain pharmaceuticals, and genetic factors. Even people with a balanced diet rich in magnesium can suffer from magnesium deficiency. A magnesium poor diet is very common nowadays as our food is rich …

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Recommended magnesium intake

The magnesium Recommended Daily Intake Dubai Health Authority

The recommended daily magnesium intake is a guideline determined by the Health Council that indicates how much magnesium we need on average per day in order to remain healthy. The magnesium intake differs from men to women: Women: 250-300 mg/day (NB: 50 mg more for breastfeeding women) Men: 300-350 mg/day Actual individual requirements depend on …

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Magnesium deficiency symptoms


Symptoms of magnesium deficiency initially include: Appetite loss Fatigue Nausea Vomiting Weakness As the deficiency progresses, you may experience: Numbness and tingling Seizures Muscle cramps Personality changes Abnormal heart rhythms If you experience any of the following symptoms, this could indicate that you may need to boost your magnesium intake. Poor sleep patterns Night-time muscle …

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Function of magnesium


Magnesium is involved in more than 300 essential metabolic reactions, some of which are discussed below. Energy production The metabolism of carbohydrates and fats to produce energy requires numerous magnesium-dependent chemical reactions. Magnesium is required by the adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-synthesizing protein in mitochondria. ATP, the molecule that provides energy for almost all metabolic processes, exists …

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Low level in the body

Magnesium deficiency

Magnesium deficiency is an electrolyte disturbance in which there is a low level of magnesium in the human body. Magnesium deficiency in humans is more and more common nowadays and can be mild or severe. Research shows that 70%-80% of the population has magnesium deficiency. Statistics by the World Health Organization (WHO) Foods high in …

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