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Help! Is a 1.6 magnesium result low enough to be dangerous if I'm having symptoms that come along with it.
Low Magnesium: Low magnesium (m) levels can cause, muscle spasms, tics, weakness, low calcium and potassium blood levels as well as dangerous cardiac irregular heart rhythms. Patients on diuretics are more apt to develop this problem than those not on them. See your doctor for more advice, or if you have symptoms go to the nearest er for IV m administration. Read more
My magnesium level is:0, 64 mmol/L (ref: 0, 75-1).I`m taking daily 250 mg magnesium, but it seems to be not enough. How much is recommended in this case?
Review with your doc: Magnesium is one of those minerals that can cause a lot of problems if you take too much of it. The recommended dietary allowance of magnesium is 320 mg; getting this from food sources is entirely safe. Taking more through supplements may cause diarrhea, nausea/vomiting. I'm not sure why you think 250 mg is not enough, but taking up to 320-350 per day should be safe. But check with your doctor:) Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a woman 29 years old and I would like to know if taking daily 400mg of magnesium glycinate is ok. I can't find 250mg anywhere. Thanks?
Magnesium: Yes -- magnesium relaxes vascular smooth muscle, and can relax skeletal muscle. In toxemia, magnesium is given intravenously to help lower bp and mute seizure risk. Dietary magnesium is known to be a natural adjunct to other bp lowering interventions, including salt restriction, weight loss, less sugar, less fat, and smoking cessation. Read more
Magnesium Intake/day: The food and nutrition board of the institute of medicine has set the acceptable upper intake level for magnesium supplements at 350-400 mg per day, which is the highest level of intake that is not apt to cause diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems in most people. Your body absorbs between 1/3 and 1/2 of the magnesium you consume. Foods rich in magnesium include green leafy vegetables. Read more
Depends: A number of oral Mg salt is available. Each differs in the content of elemental magnesium, but has limited bioavailability. Each has advantage & disadvantage. Sustained-release preparations (MgCl & MgL-lactate) have the advantage that they are slowly absorbed. Mg Oxide & Mg sulphate cause diarrhea & bloating. Mg citrate increase stomach acid assimilation & stomach pain. Mg-glycine helps in sleep Read more
Use other laxatives;: If magnesium citrate does not work when being used foe constipation you may need lifestyle changes like eating more fiber in your diet like20to35grms of fiber per day and increased fluids if that does not work you may use other over the counter laxatives like stimulant laxatives and/or stool softners. Read more
Many symptoms: Magnesium is electrolyte needed for proper muscle, nerve, and enzyme function. Low magnesium level can cause muscle twitches and weakness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, mental confusion, memory problems, lack of concentration. Survival depends on adequate amount of magnesium. Moderate deficieny can cause cardiac problems. Things get worse with degree of severity. Read more
I refer you to...: ...the March 2014 issue of the Annals of Clinical Biochemistry: "A contemporary view of the clinical relevance of magnesium homeostasis." If your reaction is, I couldn't possibly read or understand that, then that should clue you into just how complicated your question is. The answers provided by the other docs here barely scratch the surface. If they satisfy you however, then that's what matters. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers