Magnesium is an extremely important element in the human body, it is involved in energy supply for every cell, so it is an insufficient amount affects all the processes in the body.
This is in exclusive comments Health reported 24 associate Professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine Bukovina state medical University Akentev Sergey.
Magnesium has a beneficial effect in cardiac rhythm disorders, ischemic heart disease, including myocardial infarction, improving the oxygen supply of the myocardium. Simultaneously, magnesium acts as adenotonsillar effect and helps to reduce blood pressure.
Foods with a high magnesium content
The anti-stress magnesium is a trace element, has a normalizing effect, especially in combination with vitamin B6, nervous tension, depression and neurosis. Diabetes magnesium prevents cardiovascular complications and in combination with zinc, chromium, selenium improves the function of the pancreas. In diseases of the respiratory system enhances the bronchi and relieves bronchospasm.
The anti-stress magnesium is a trace element, has a normalizing effect, especially in combination with vitamin B6, nervous tension, depression and neurosis. Diabetes magnesium prevents cardiovascular complications and in combination with zinc, chromium, selenium improves the function of the pancreas. In diseases of the respiratory system enhances the bronchi and relieves bronchospasm
Magnesium has a positive effect on the reproductive system. In pregnant women, magnesium deficiency prevents the development of the fetus (along with folic and Pantothenic acids), the development of gestosis, premature birth and miscarriages.
The daily requirement of magnesium for adults is 280-400 mg (4-5 mg/kg of body weight). Children need more than adults, because their body is constantly in growth – 6 mg/kg of body weight. Children up to 3 years 50-150 mg, 4-6 years old – 200 mg, 7-10 years – 250 mg, 11-17 years of age is 300 mg.
Recommended by doctors norms of daily requirement of magnesium: for men 410 mg, women 310 mg.
In the body may experience a condition where increasing amounts of magnesium (over 25 grams). This can be caused by prolonged use of magnesium preparations, especially in impaired renal function.
A result of an excess of magnesium is a slow heart rate, fatigue, hypotension, flushing, dry mouth, muscle weakness, thirst, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, disorders of the kidneys.
Why is there a shortage of magnesium
Magnesium deficiency in the body occurs when excessive consumption of refined foods, prepared in system of fast food. A reduction of magnesium in the body can cause: coffee, tea, Cola, carbonated sugary drinks, chocolate. Excessive sugar intake leads to increased renal excretion of magnesium. In addition, magnesium deficiency occurs when excess demand for it.
“This happens when the physical and mental load, stress and emotional tension. Other causes of magnesium deficiency are malabsorption (diarrhea, constipation), diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, abuse of laxatives. Increased excretion of magnesium through the kidneys induce diabetes, diuretics, alcohol. And the use of drugs: contraceptive, estrogens, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, cardiac glycosides, anti-tuberculosis, antibiotics, cytostatics”.
A test on the content of magnesium in the body
(G. Hamm, A. Rossmiller, 1996)
You must answer each question “Yes” or “no”.
1. Do you have frequent seizures (particularly night cramps calf muscle?
2. Do you suffer from pain in the heart, frequent palpitations and heart arrhythmia?
3. Do you often feel numbness, for example in their hands?
4. How often do you threaten a stressful situation?
5. Do you regularly drink alcoholic beverages?
6. Or to use diuretics?
7. A lot of you play sports?
8. Do you give preference to white bread and products made with white flour on the counter of flour?
9. Rarely do you eat salad and green vegetables?
10. During cooking of potatoes and vegetables do you apply water treatment and boil them in plenty of water?
11. When buying mineral water, do you pay attention to the content of magnesium?
In the case when most of the questions you have answered “no”, then your body in sufficient quantities provided magnesium.
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