LiveingWell Health News Letter

1. MAGNESIUM  2. HEALTH SITES  3. THOUGHT OF THE DAY

MAGNESIUM:

Magnesium is one of the most plentiful minerals in the soft tissue. It is found in high concentrations inside cells, namely those of the brain and heart. The average adult body contains around 20-28 g of magnesium with about 60 percent is present in the bones. The rest is in the muscle, soft tissue and body fluids.

How This Mineral Works in Your Body:

Assist bone growth

Aids function of nerves and muscles, including regulation of normal heart rhythm

Conducts nerve impulses

Works as a laxative in large doses

Acts as antacid in small doses

Strengthens tooth enamel

Produces and transfers energy in the body

Maintains healthy heart, bones, muscles and blood vessels

Important in protein and carbohydrate metabolism

Aids in the transport of substances across cell membranes

Essential for the manufacture of genetic material

Activates essential enzymes

Helps transport sodium and potassium across cell membranes

Influences calcium levels inside cells

May help weaken the effects of lead poisoning

May reduce kidney stones

May be taken to treat heart disease

Anyone without proper caloric or dietary intake or with increased nutritional requirements

Those who abuse alcohol or other substances

People with a chronic wasting illness

Anyone who has recently undergone surgery

With medical supervision, may supplement treatment of acute myocardial infarction, cardiac surgery, digitalis toxicity and congestive heart

failure.

Where This Mineral is Found:

Almonds, Herring, Avocados, Leafy, green vegetables, Bananas, Mackerel, Bluefish, Molasses, Carp, Nuts, Cod, Ocean perch, Collards, beet greens, Shrimp, Dairy products, Swordfish, Flounder, Wheat germ, Halibut, Whole wheat bread, Peanuts, Baked beans, Beet greens, Brown rice, cooked, Kidney beans, can, Cashew nuts, Spinach, boiled, Halibut, baked, Chick peas, Black eyed peas, Artichokes, Apricots, dried, Sweetcorn, Green peas, Raisins,Whole wheat spaghetti, cooked, Avocado, Oatmeal, cooked.

Cautions:

Do not take if you have:

Kidney failure, Heart block (unless you have a pacemaker), Had an ileostomy

Consult your doctor if you have: Chronic constipation, colitis, diarrhea Symptoms of appendicitis Stomach or intestinal bleeding

Over 55:

It is more likely that adverse reactions and side effects will be experienced .

Breastfeeding: Do not take magnesium unless advised by your physician to do so.

Storage:

Keep safely away from children

Do not keep in bathroom medicine cabinet. Heat and dampness may alter the action of the mineral.

Safe dosage:

It is advised that you consult with your physician for the proper dose for your condition

Others:

Adverse reactions, side effects and interactions with medicines, vitamins or minerals occur only rarely when you take too much magnesium for too long or if you have kidney disease.

Symptoms of Deficiency:

Following symptoms occur rarely:

Muscle contractions and tremors

Convulsions

Confusion, delirium, memory and concentration difficulties

Irritability

Nervousness

Skin problems

Hardening of soft tissues

Hypertension

Arrhythmia

Personality changes

Anorexia

Weakness, tiredness

Vertigo

Involuntary eye movements

Unsteady gait

Irregular heartbeat

Palpitations

Low blood sugar

Symptoms of advanced deficiency:

Loss of hair

Swollen gums

Damage to the arteries resembling atherosclerosis

By Lillian Waugh

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