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Magnesium for health: Are you getting enough?

Posted Dec 29 2010 9:26pm

Ever wondered why does your muscle ache, or becomes numb? You might not be meeting the required RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) for very vital mineral “magnesium.’’ It is an essential mineral for overall good health, helps maintain normal muscle, nerve function, steady heart rhythm, healthy immune system, and also keeps bones strong. It also helps in regulating blood sugar levels.

Early signs of magnesium deficiency may include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness. As magnesium deficiency worsens, numbness, tingling, muscle contractions and cramps, seizures, abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary spasms can occur. Severe magnesium deficiency can also result in low levels of calcium in the blood.

The RDA for magnesium is 350 milligrams per day and its rich sources are Read more

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