What are the benefits of Magnesium?
Why do you need it?
Magnesium aids in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth, the formation of new tissues, and maintains proper muscle function.
Where do I get it?
- Whole Grains
- Green Leafy Vegetables
How much should I take daily?
Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA):
Men: 400 mg (≤30 years old) 420 mg (>30 years old)
Women: 310 mg (≤30 years old) 320 mg (>30 years old)
Tolerability and Special Considerations:
- Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) from supplements only is 350 mg/day
- High Doses from supplements can cause diarrhea
What’s the science of Magnesium?
Magnesium is the fourth-most abundant mineral in the body. About 50% of Magnesium is associated with bones, and the other half is divided among cells that make up your tissues and organs.
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 metabolic reactions, which includes energy production.
Diets that provide recommended levels of Magnesium are considered beneficial for bone health due to Magnesium’s positive effect on the development of bones.