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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
A little: Bananas do not have nearly the quantity of antioxidants as things like oranges, appes, grapes, blueberries, etc. They do have some flavenids, vit a, e, and c, which do have antioxidant effects, but this effect is somewhat muted by the high sugar content. However they do have many healthy components like fiber, b vitamins, and potassium - which has been shown to help control blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What r some herbs or supplements that would b helpfull to treat migraines? I heard coq10, magnesium, vit. D, meletonin, and butterbur can b helpful.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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
Probably not. : I'm a marathon runner myself. Diuretics and certain chemotherapy drugs can sometimes lead to low mg levels, but generally a well balanced diet, especially rich in bran, nuts, and soybeans will provide enough mg. With normal kidney function, a magnesium supplement probably won't cause problems, however a common side effect is diarrhea - not something you want to experience for 26.2 miles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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