Magnesium (Mg)

Magnesium is a mineral necessary for normal bone structure in the human body, people can get magnesium from the diets or from the supplements. Low levels of magnesium in the human body have been connected to high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes, hereditary heart diseases, clogged arteries and stroke.

Benefits of magnesium supplements

Doses less than 350 mg in a day are safe for most adults. Benefits of taking Magnesium Supplements are:-

  • Helps Increase Energy
  • Helps with Digestion by Relieving Constipation
  • Calms Nerves and Anxiety
  • Prevents Migraine Headaches
  • Important for Heart Health
  • Treats Insomnia and Helps You Fall Asleep
  • Regulates Levels of Calcium, Potassium and Sodium
  • Prevents osteoporosis
  • Relieves Muscle Aches and Spasms
  • Enhances proper blood pressure

Importance of magnesium supplements

Magnesium supplements are taken through mouth in addressing magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is used as an antacid, in diagnostic procedures and laxative for constipation. Magnesium is also used in managing heart diseases and other conditions attached to blood vessels with the inclusion of chest pains, irregular heartbeat, high levels of bad cholesterol (low- density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol), low levels of good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol), high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, heart valve disease or what is referred to as the mitral valve prolapsed, clogged arteries or what is referred to as the coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke.

Magnesium is also necessary in the management of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, alcoholism, mania, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, kidney stones, a long-term pain condition called complex regional pain syndrome, recovery after surgery, leg cramps at night and during pregnancy, weak bones (osteoporosis), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), altitude sickness, multiple sclerosis, asthma, urinary incontinence, hayfever, condition that causes burning pain and redness called erythromelalgia, restless leg syndrome and for preventing hearing loss and cancer.

Athletes use magnesium in enhancing endurance and performance energy. Some people apply magnesium on their skin to treat infected skin ulcers, carbuncles and boils; and to increase wound healing. Magnesium is also used as a cold compress in the treatment of a severe skin infection caused by strep bacteria (erysipelas) and as a hot compress for deep-seated skin infections.


Addition of calcium to the diet minimize magnesium intake. Particularly of concern are diets that contain both high calcium and phosphate. The body absorbs only 20-50% of ingested magnesium

Validity after extraction

The shelf life of Magnesium is about 5 years


RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) 400-420 mg a day for men and 310-320 mg a day for women Best Served Methods

Magnesium is injected into the body for nutritional purposes and to treat magnesium deficiency that occurs in people with pancreas infections, magnesium absorption disorders, and cirrhosis. It is also injected to treat high blood pressure during pregnancy and other pregnancy complications.

Magnesium is also used as an injection to control irregular heartbeat after a heart attack , to control seizures, to treat irregular heartbeat and for cardiac arrest. Magnesium is also injected into the body to treat asthma and other lung disease complications, poisonings, for migraines and cluster headaches, pain, swelling in the brain, to prevent cerebral palsy, jellyfish stings chemotherapy side effects, head trauma and bleeding, sickle cell disease and for tetanus.

Side Effects

Magnesium is safe for most people when taken by mouth or when taken under the prescription-only, injectable product is used correctly. It might cause

  • stomach upset,
  • vomiting,
  • nausea,
  • diarrhea, and other side effects.

Doses less than 350 mg in a day are safe for most adults.