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Doctor insights on: Magnesium Antioxidant

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Is magnesium good for you ?

Is magnesium good for you ?

Normal: Magnesium levels are controlled by your system. Unless a disease process is lowering your levels or chronic hormonal conditions, a reasonable diet will suffice. ...Read more

Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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Is 450 mg of magnesium too much?

Is 450 mg of magnesium too much?

YES: 300 mg of magnesium is adequate for adults. We also get magnesium from diet so taking additional supplementation can be toxic. ...Read more

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Is magnesium a form of vasilodator?

Is magnesium a form of vasilodator?

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

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What is the richest food in magnesium?

What is the richest food in magnesium?

Organic: Also consider that the organic grown versions of those same foods will tend to be richer in magnesium. Our soils are magnesium depleted and have been for over 50 years. Conventionally grown (non-organic) food does not have as good nutrients as organic. ...Read more

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What happens if you have low magnesium levels?

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

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What is magnesium serum?

What is magnesium serum?

Magnesium: I'm not sure what you mean. Assuming this means you were told by your doctor you had a abnormally high serum magnesium level, it can be caused by a number of things, some a simple as use of certain magnesium-containing antacids. It is also associated with kidney disease and if pathologic often associated with abnormal calcium and/or potassium levels. It definitely deserves further evaluation. ...Read more

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What do antioxidants do?

What do antioxidants do?

Free radicals: Antioxidants help to prevent cell damage from free radicals. ...Read more

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What are dietary sources of magnesium?

Leafy veggies: Most dietary magnesium comes from vegetables, such as dark green, leafy vegetables. Other foods that are good sources of magnesium: Fruits or vegetables (such as bananas, dried apricots, and avocados) Nuts (such as almonds and cashews) Peas and beans (legumes), seeds Soy products (such as soy flour and tofu) Whole grains (such as brown rice and millet) ...Read more

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What foods or fruits contain magnesium?

quick google answer: Foods high in magnesium in (mg) beans, black 1 cup 120 broccoli, raw 1 cup 22 halibut 1/2 fillet 170 nuts, peanuts 1 oz 64 okra, frozen 1 cup 94 oysters 3 oz 49 plantain, raw 1 medium 66 rockfish 1 fillet 51 scallop seeds, pumpkin and squash 1 oz (142 seeds) 151 soy milk 1 cup 47 spinach, cooked 1 cup 157 tofu 1/4 block 37 whole grain cereal. ...Read more

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Why is magnesium preferred for torsades?

Torsade de pointes: I want you to read about EAD (early after depolarization) which is the mechanism of torsades due to R on T phenomenon. Magnesium is the drug of choice for suppressing EADs and terminating the torsades. Magnesium achieves this by decreasing the influx of calcium, thus lowering the amplitude of EADs. Mg is used for treatment in hemodynamically stable sustained torsades. ...Read more