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Is magnesium in food easily absorbed?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
30% - 40%: Approximately 30% to 40% of the dietary magnesium consumed is typically absorbed by the body.
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Yes: Magnesium rich foods-- leafy greens,tofu,black beans,cashew nut,banana,brown rice,avocado,dark chocolates & pumpkin seeds etc Magnesium gets absorbed easily. Supplemental magnesium is absorbed erratically. 75% of US citizens are deficient in magnesium

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