The Wonders Of Magnesium

Did you know that magnesium have been injected into pregnant women for eclampsia, patients during asthma attacks, and magnesium is the active ingredient in over the counter laxatives and antacids?  Did you also know that this essential mineral is required for over 300 biochemical functions in the body?

The Benefits Include:

o Aids in the absorption of calcium
o Improves bone mineral density
o Aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates
o Improves healthy thyroid function
o Aids in the healing from injuries
o Lowering blood pressure
o Relaxing tense or cramped muscles
o Healthy skin
o Alkalizing the body
o Good for the heart
o Improves respiratory functions
o Nerve heath

Conditions It Counters:

o Osteoporosis
o Insomnia
o Constipation
o Migraines
o Kidney stones
o Gallstones
o Cardiovascular diseases
o Strokes
o Diabetes
o Hypertension
o Depression
o Inflammation
o Menopausal conditions
o High blood pressure
o Leg cramps
o Seizures
o Fibromyalgia
o Chronic fatigue
o Asthma
o Hypothyroidism
o And the “C” word


Magnesium in foods:

o Almonds
o Wheat Germ
o Fish
o Spinach
o Chard
o Bananas
o Flax seeds
o Soy beans
o Whole grains
o Dates
o Raisins
o Oats
o Beets
o Lentils
o Cashews
o Pumpkin seeds

The recommended daily dosage of magnesium is 320 mg per day for women and 420 mg per day for men.  You can’t get this amount of magnesium from food alone if you tried, so supplements would ensure you will get just what you need.  My best recommendation for supplements are liquid, powder form (which I like), or the pill form of magnesium glycinate which has no side effects when taken appropriately.

Side effects include a mild laxative effect which can be a benefit to those with chronic constipation or Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Magnesium overdose can result in diarrhea and nausea.  Extreme overdoses can be fatal.  So stick to the suggested usage on your supplement labels!

Sources and for further reading:

o Dr.
o Johnston  (This is an older style website.  Just scroll down for the article.  Believe me, it’s good!)
o University of Maryland Medical Center:


  1. Magnesium is extremely versatile in manufacturing and die casting projects as well as for the body. This is an excellent comprehensive list about the wonders of magnesium.

    1. Thanks so much for reading and the added info Sandy!