Magnesium is one of those nutrients that is involved in most bodily functions. We take a closer look at Magnesium, how much you need and how to get it.
Magnesium is abundantly available in a range of foods, as well as in supplement form. It is critical for maintaining a huge range of biochemical reactions in the body. It is particularly important for:
The Australian Government National health & Medical Research Council recommends the following RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) for magnesium:
Male Adults: 330-350mg a day
Female Adults: 255-265mg a day
Measuring the exact level of magnesium in each person’s body is difficult. This is because much of the magnesium that exists in your body is in your bones or cells, not in your blood. This difficulty in measuring magnesium levels can make magnesium inadequacy difficult to diagnose via usual tests. However, common signs of a magnesium deficiency include:
Studies also suggest sufficient magnesium intake is linked to cardiovascular health, maintaining brain function, helping with migraines and lack of magnesium may contribute to symptoms of low mood.
Magnesium is abundantly available in a number of foods. Some of these foods include:
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