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Should a 15 y.O. Be taking a magnesium supplement?
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Magnesium
Before you waste your money on a magnesium (M) supplements (S), here is a list of food rich in M: https://www.
cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Documents/CP0403MagnesiumRichFoods.pdf If he consumes none of these foods, you then may need to have some supplements. M supplements can cause nausea, cramps, and diarrhea. It is always better to ingest M from foods rather that from S.

In brief: Magnesium
Before you waste your money on a magnesium (M) supplements (S), here is a list of food rich in M: https://www.
cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Documents/CP0403MagnesiumRichFoods.pdf If he consumes none of these foods, you then may need to have some supplements. M supplements can cause nausea, cramps, and diarrhea. It is always better to ingest M from foods rather that from S.
Dr. Jack Rubin
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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
If you don't have a known deficiency, adding magnesium or any mineral will not only be unhelpful, but can cause problems.
Don't self-diagnose and definitely don;'t self-treat. Get magnesium naturally from pumpkin seeds, spinach, and soybeans to name a few.

In brief: No
If you don't have a known deficiency, adding magnesium or any mineral will not only be unhelpful, but can cause problems.
Don't self-diagnose and definitely don;'t self-treat. Get magnesium naturally from pumpkin seeds, spinach, and soybeans to name a few.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Dr. Steven Charlap
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