Why You May Need More Magnesium

Jun 17, 2022 Vitamins & Supplements

Why You May Need More Magnesium

People often wonder if they are getting enough Vitamin C, but rarely do they wonder if they are getting enough Magnesium. The answer could be just as vital to health and wellbeing.

The importance of Magnesium is still relatively unappreciated. Magnesium is a mineral required for more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. It also plays an important role in heart function, nerve function, as well as bone and teeth health. Plus, Magnesium helps relax the body. However, about 55% of U.S. adults don’t consume enough Magnesium in their diet [1].†

Magnesium intake has declined in part because of an increase in consumption of processed foods and depletion of Magnesium-rich soil due to industrialized agriculture [2]. Magnesium is naturally found in foods like green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for Magnesium is between 310 to 320 mg for women and between 400 to 420 mg for men, but you may need more if you have gastrointestinal issues, drink alcohol, or if you take certain medications, because all of those can deplete the body of Magnesium [3].

Magnesium will help support:

  • Bones & Teeth
  • Energy Metabolism*
  • Essential Heart Function
  • Essential Nerve Function
  • Muscle Relaxation

Nature Made® has Magnesium supplements in a variety of forms designed to help support your nutritional needs. Be sure to check with your healthcare provider before you consider adding a dietary supplement to your daily regimen.

*Helps convert food into cellular energy.

†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

References

  1. Blumberg, J. B., et al. "Impact of Frequency of Multi-Vitamin/Multi-Mineral Supplement Intake on Nutritional Adequacy and Nutrient Deficiencies in U.S. Adults." Nutrients 9.8 (2017).
  2. "Low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffective." American Osteopathic Association. February 26, 2018. Accessed on June 8, 2022: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180226122548.htm#:~:text=Researchers%20say%20the%20magnesium%20consumption,fat%2C%20phosphate%2C%20and%20sugar.
  3. National Institutes of Health. "Magnesium." June 2, 2022. Accessed on June 3, 2022: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/.