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  Conditions Linked to Deficiencies of Magnesium
Magnesium (Mg) is a trace mineral that is known to be required for several hundred different functions in the body.
When lab rats are deprived of magnesium, a wide variety of studies have noted that they develop allergy like symptoms.
Magnesium sulfate is used as a treatment for asthma.
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The DV for magnesium is 400 milligrams (mg).
Magnesium supplementation may be indicated when a specific health problem or condition causes an excessive loss of magnesium or limits magnesium absorption [2,7,9-11].
Magnesium binds tetracycline in the gut and decreases the absorption of tetracycline [24].
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  Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University
Magnesium deficiency in healthy individuals who are consuming a balanced diet is quite rare because magnesium is abundant in both plant and animal foods and because the kidneys are able to limit urinary excretion of magnesium when intake is low.
Because intestinal magnesium absorption tends to decrease and urinary magnesium excretion tends to increase in older individuals, suboptimal dietary magnesium intake may increase the risk of magnesium depletion in the elderly (4).
One double blind placebo-controlled study found magnesium supplementation to be beneficial in lowering the blood pressure of individuals with low magnesium status, suggesting that oral magnesium supplementation may be helpful in hypertensive individuals who are depleted of magnesium due to chronic diuretic use, inadequate dietary intake, or both (12).
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Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element and constitutes about 2% of the Earth's crust, and it is the third most plentiful element dissolved in seawater.
Magnesium compounds, primarily magnesium oxide, are used mainly as refractory material in furnace linings for producing iron and steel, nonferrous metals, glass, and cement.
Joseph Black in England recognized magnesium as being an element in 1755, Sir Humphrey Davey electrolytically isolated pure magnesium metal in 1808 from a mix of magnesia and HgO and AA Bussy prepared it in coherent form in 1831.
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 Magnesium: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Magnesium is used to treat tachycardia (excessively rapid heartbeat) and low levels of electrolytes (chloride, potassium, and sodium).
Magnesium carbonate works as a cathartic or laxative when combined with citric acid to produce magnesium citrate; it is often flavored with lemon or cherry to make it more pleasant to swallow.
Preparations containing magnesium should not be given as laxatives to patients with kidney disease, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, symptoms of appendicitis, or symptoms of intestinal obstruction or perforation.
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The tissue magnesium level was measured in sublingual epithelial cells scraped from under the tongue or from between the gums and the upper or lower lips.
Magnesium is a vital component in the synthesis of ATP (the body's main energy source), DNA, RNA and protein, and is required for proper nerve conduction, muscle contraction, cell division, and transport across cell membranes.
The researchers conclude that giving magnesium sulfate to all mothers in danger of delivering a very low-birth-weight infant might prevent 63 per cent of all cases of cerebral palsy and 49 per cent of all cases of mental retardation in low-birth-weight babies.
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Magnesium, administered in the hospital, is the treatment of choice to prevent or treat seizures associated with eclampsia.
Other familiar sources of magnesium are magnesium hydroxide (often used as a laxative or antacid) and magnesium sulfate (generally used as a laxative or tonic, or added to a bath).
Magnesium sulfate in exacertaions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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 Chemistry : Periodic Table : magnesium : key information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Small and large samples of magnesium rod like this, as well as foil and sheet, (and magnesium alloy in foil form) can be purchased from Advent Research Materials via their web catalogue.
Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element in the earth's crust although not found in it's elemental form.
Magnesium tarnishes slightly in air, and finely divided magnesium readily ignites upon heating in air and burns with a dazzling white flame.
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Foods that contain small amounts of magnesium but are not considered good sources can contribute significant amounts of magnesium to an individual's diet if these foods are eaten often or in large amounts.
Magnesium, a mineral, is used in building bones, manufacturing proteins, releasing energy from muscle storage, and regulating body temperature.
Intakes of magnesium tend to be low in relation to recommendations, and there aren't that many foods that are really good sources; thus, it may take special care to ensure an adequate intake.
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 USGS Minerals Information: Magnesium
Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element and constitutes about 2% of the Earth's crust, and it is the third most plentiful element dissolved in seawater.
Magnesium compounds, primarily magnesium oxide, are used mainly as refractory material in furnace linings for producing iron and steel, nonferrous metals, glass, and cement.
Magnesium metal's principal use is as an alloying addition to aluminum, and these aluminum-magnesium alloys are used mainly for beverage cans.
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 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Magnesium in diet
Magnesium is involved in the synthesis of protein, and it assists in the functioning of certain enzymes in the body.
Toxic symptoms from increased magnesium intake are not common because the body eliminates excess amounts.
Deficiency of magnesium can occur in alcoholics or people whose magnesium absorption is decreased due to surgery, burns, or problems with malabsorption (inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract).
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 Magnesium: Minerals and Electrolytes: Merck Manual Home Edition
Magnesium is necessary for the formation of bone and teeth and for normal nerve and muscle function.
The diagnosis is made by determining that the magnesium level in the blood is low.
Magnesium is replaced when the deficiency causes symptoms or when the magnesium level is very low.
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 nbc5i.com - Health Encyclopedia - Fiber
Adding fiber gradually to the diet, instead of all at one time, can help reduce gas or diarrhea.
Too much fiber may interfere with the absorption of minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, and calcium.
However, this effect usually does not cause too much concern because high-fiber foods are typically rich in minerals.
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 Magnesium for Migraine Headaches
Magnesium is a key element in maintaining healthy body functioning and one of the few natural substances that has been studied extensively in scientific studies.
Magnesium is far safer, cheaper, and often more effective than many expensive, side-effect prone drugs that doctors readily prescribe to migraine sufferers.
Fortunately, there are ways to identify the 75% of people in Western societies who are magnesium deficient and to use therapeutic amounts of magnesium without problems.
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However, increasing dietary intake of magnesium may not be enough to restore very low magnesium levels to normal.
Those receiving magnesium were also less likely to experience exercise-induced chest pain [53].
After 6 months, those who received the oral magnesium supplement were found to have improved exercise tolerance [54].
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 Products: Magnesium Glycinate - The Way Up
This is the form of magnesium Dr. Slagle tends to recommend when there are problems with blood sugar & a need for sustained energy related to blood sugar control.
This magnesium is carried into your body & cells by the amino acid glycine, for the combined benefits of glycine & magnesium.
Magnesium glycinate may also be less laxative than some other forms of magnesium.
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 Magnesium - Diet And Fitness
Other foods that are good sources of magnesium are:
These are the recommended daily requirements of magnesium:
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Magnesium is necessary for calcium and vitamin C metabolism.
It is also known as the antistress mineral.
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