• All human tissues contain small amounts of magnesium. The Adult human body contains about 25 gms. of this mineral.
  • The greater part of this amount is present in bones in  combination with phosphate and carbonate.

  • Bone ashes contain less than one per cent magnesium.
  • About one-fifty of the total magnesium in the body is present in the soft tissues,  where it is mainly bound to protein.

  • Next to potassium, magnesium is the predominant  metallic action in living cells.
  • The bones seem to provide a reserve supply of this mineral in  case of shortage elsewhere in the body.

  • Biochemists call magnesium the ” cool, alkaline, refreshing, sleep-promoting mineral”.
  • Magnesium helps one keep calm and cool during the sweltering summer months.

  • It aids in  keeping nerves relaxed and normally balanced. It is necessary for all muscular activity.
  • This  mineral is in activator for most of the enzyme system involving carbohydrate, fat and protein  in energy-producing reactions.

  • It is involved in the production of lecithin which prevents  building up of cholesterol and consequent atheros-clerosis.
  • Magnesium promotes a healthier cardiovascular system and aids in fighting depression.
  • It helps prevent calcium deposits in kidneys and gallstones and also brings relief from indigestion.
  •   Magnesium is widely distributed in foods. It is a part of the chlorophyll in green vegetables.

  • Other good sources of this mineral are nuts, soyabeans, alfalfa, apples, figs, lemons, peaches,  almonds, whole grains, brown rice, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.

  • The recommended  dietary allowances for magnesium are 350 mg. per day for adult man, 300 mg. for women  and 450 me. during pregnancy and lactation.
  • Deficiency can lead to kidney damage and kidney stones, muscle cramps, arteriosclerosis, heart attack, epileptic seizures, nervous  irritability, marked depression and confusion, impaired protein metabolism and premature  wrinkle.

  • Chronic alcoholics often show a low plasma magnesium concentration and a high urinary  output.
  • They may, therefore, require magnesium therapy especially in an acute attack of delirium  tremens.
  • Magnesium has also proved useful in bladder and urinary problems and in epileptic  seizure.

  • This mineral together with vitamin B6 or pyridoxine has also been found effective inNthe prevention and treatment of kidney stones.
  • Magnesium can be taken in therapeutic doses  upto 700 mg a day.

CATHERINE SHALINI RAJA
M.P.T.,MIAP.,PGDYN
CARDIO RESPIRATORY PHYSICAL THERAPIST
FITNESS & SPORTS REHABILITATION SPECIALIST.

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