Our 10th nutrient mineral (in alphabetical
order). Chemical symbol, ‘Mg’.
Absolutely essential for every biochemical
process in our bodies, including metabolism
and the synthesis of nucleic acids and protein.
Magnesium deficiency is very common particularly
in the elderly, heavy drinkers, pregnant
women, and regular, strenuous exercisers.
It has been proven that even a very slight
deficiency can cause a disruption of the
Proper function of nerves and muscle.
Helps prevent kidney and gallstones.
Useful in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Useful in the treatment of prostate problems.
Repairs and maintains body cells.
Required for hormonal activity.
Proper metabolism of Vitamin
C and calcium.
Regulation of blood sugar.
Nervous convulsions and behaviour.
Hyperactivity in children.
Low blood sugar.
Wheat germ. Bran. Cashew nuts. Honey. Spinach.
Seafood. Kelp. Brown rice. Soybeans. Brewer's
yeast. Wholewheat flour. Legumes. Chlorella.
US RDA: 300-400mg (milligram)
EU RDA: 300mg (milligram)
Toxic to people with renal problems or atrioventricular
blocks. Other than these cases, magnesium
should be safe.
Sugar (the metabolism of sugar requires
B3, and the minerals: magnesium and