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Magnesium

Functions magnesium

 

·         Helps with the formation and maintenance of bones and teeth

·         Important in regulating the neuromuscular activity of the hart

·         Maintains normal heart rhythm

·         Is necessary for the absorption of calcium and potassium and for vitamin C metabolism

·         Converts blood sugar into energy

·         Assist in controlling blood pressure

 

Deficiency symptoms of magnesium

 

·         Hypertension

·         Mal-absorption of other minerals

·         Irregular heart beat

·         Fatigue

People with an increased risk of magnesium deficiency

 

·         The elderly

·          Athletes / people who exercise regularly

·         people that have a high intake of salt, alcohol, protein or calcium

 

Food sources of magnesium

 

·         Fish

·         Meat

·         Legumes

·         Whole grain cereals

·         Nuts

·         Dark green vegetables

·         Mineral water

 

Best results if used with:

 

·         Calcium

·         B group vitamins

·         Vitamn E

 

Recommended dietary allowance for magnesium

 

·         Adult male                           420 milligrams

·         Adult female                        320 milligrams

·         Children (under 8)                 130 milligrams

 

Biozest supply magnesium        36 milligrams per 500 ml ready to drink

 

 

Toxicity symptoms of magnesium

 

·         Rare but people with kidney or heart problems must first check with a medical practitioner before taking high dose magnesium supplements

 

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