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Why Our Body Needs Magnesium and its Sources

Magnesium is of the seven vital mineral salts in our body. Our body cannot produce the energy it needs in its absence. Furthermore, it will halt functioning of the muscles and information transfer inside the nervous system.

Approximately, our body contains 25 grams of magnesium. Among these, 50% of it, is found in the bones. The rest of the 50% is found in muscles, tissues, and blood.

It plays a vital part in over 300 chemical reactions that take place in our body. Additionally, it keeps the blood pressure under control. It is essential to keep the heart beating in its normal rhythm.

It aids in the formation of bones. Its reaction with Vitamin-D will help the bones to absorb calcium. Thereby, it strengthens the bones and prevents osteoporosis.

What are the sources?

Banana, Avocado, vegetables, almond, cashew, sprouts, seeds, whole grains, milk, and sunflower seeds.

How much magnesium do we need?

Adult men would need 400 to 420mg a day.

Adult women would need 310 to 320mg a day.

Pregnant women would need 350 to 400mg a day.

Mothers who breastfeed would need 310 to 360mg  a day

Magnesium Deficiency

Lack of healthy food habits, diseases, drinking alcohol, and not taking the right medications for diseases are some of the reasons that can lead to magnesium deficiency.

Its deficiency can lead to loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, tiredness, and loss of energy.