Magnesium helps our body to regulate its temperature, nerves and muscle functions. It helps to release energy and to absorb nutrients. Magnesuim is also needed for strong bones (works with calcium) and healthy heart. It can help relieve PMS.

Deficiency in magnesium can cause:

  • muscle weakness and abnormal heart rhythms
  • tiredness
  • appetite loss
  • fits
  • cramps

Magnesium absorption can be hindered by heavy alcohol consumption.

Sources of Magnesium:

Food / 100g Amount (mg)
Cocoa powder 520
Brazil nuts, shelled 410
Sunflower seeds 390
Sesame seeds 370
Pine nuts 270
Plain cashew nuts 270
Soya beans, dry weight 250
Shelled hazelnuts 160
Shelled walnuts 160
Shredded wheat 130

m = 0.001

How Much Mineral You Need?

Dietary reference intake (DRIs): recommended intakes for infants, children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms.

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