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Benefits, source of food and heath care supplement of Magnesium

Benefits, source of food and heath care supplement of Magnesium

The magnesium ion is an important cation in human cells which engages in the synthesis of protein and muscle contraction.The Magnesium ion operates in need of 300 necessary enzymes, including all enzymes which utilizes or synthesizes ATP and the enzymes which synthesizes DNA & RNA with other nucleotide.Most modern food is processes and reconstituted, leading to easy loss of its magnesium ion. The insufficient level of magnesium in human body may contribute to disease such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, metabolic syndrome, migraine, osteoporosis and other problems.

Magnesium is applied in various fields

1.Medical purpose: Magnesium alloy has the closest density to human bone.Usually used as medical metal material,the metal performs excellent comprehensive mechanical property and unique biodegradable ability .While ,as for the element, magnesium supplements are used to treat magnesium deficiency and cramps.
2.Sports: Inject to human body a few hours before or after the intensive exercises, the magnesium loss can be supplemented. Gymnasts usually apply magnesium powder (MgCO3) to avoid slipping and increase friction.
3.Chemical industry:Chemical industry: magnesium is used as a reductant for the reduction of titanium, zirconium, uranium, beryllium and other metals.In addition, magnesium can also react with halogenated hydrocarbons or halogenated aromatics to synthesize Grignard compound. 
4.Military industry:Magnesium alloy has the advantages of light weight,high specific strength, good shock absorption ,durable, great thermal fatigue property ,great electromagnetic shielding effectiveness.Magnesium alloy is widely used in automobile, military industry, electronic communication and many other fields.

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Efficacy of the magnesium

1.Reducing the inflammatory marker:C-reactive protein,lower the risk of catching infectious disease , diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune disease and various cancers.
2.Magnesium can modulate the concentration of parathyroid hormone and vitamin D in the body, helpfully improving bone mineral density and preventing osteoporosis.
3. Magnesium can inhibit the central nervous system and carry out anticonvulsant effect at the same time.

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Suitable group for magnesium supplement

Magnesium is one of the essential nutrients of human body. The following people should consider about the supplement of magnesium:

1.People who have taken too much processed food and traditional dairy product and people who is fond of coffee, tea, beverage and sweets(excessive ingestion of caffeine and sugar), who often drink domestic water processed by a water softener and people who don't eat much vegetables.
2. Type-2 diabetes patients.
3.Middle aged and elderly people who are taking calcium supplements at the same time.
4. A frequent drinker
5.People who take lasting intensive exercises

Dietary sources of magnesium

Laver, leafy green vegetables, coarse grains, nuts are rich in magnesium. The utilization rate of magnesium is higher in animal food.On the other hand , the utilization rate of magnesium in plant foods is lower. Calcium, phosphorus, oxalic acid, phytate and incomplete digestion of fat will interfere with the absorption of magnesium. Meanwhile,protein, lactose, vitamin D and growth hormone can promote the absorption of magnesium.

Notice of magnesium intake:

Laver, leafy green vegetables, coarse grains, nuts are rich in magnesium. The utilization rate of magnesium is higher in animal food.On the other hand , the utilization rate of magnesium in plant foods is lower. Calcium, phosphorus, oxalic acid, phytate and incomplete digestion of fat will interfere with the absorption of magnesium. Meanwhile,protein, lactose, vitamin D and growth hormone can promote the absorption of magnesium.

Notice of magnesium intake:

1.Unknown risks may occur in people with heart block, intestinal diseases and liver and kidney dysfunction.
2.Intravenous magnesium injection in patients with myasthenia gravis may aggravate weakness and cause dyspnea.
3.People with abnormal coagulation function or taking anticoagulants must consult a doctor before taking any magnesium supplement.
4.Magnesium may cross react with antibiotics, tranquilizers, cardiac drugs, antimalarial drugs, penicillamine, levothyroxine, calcium blockers and other drugs, inhibiting the efficacy or absorption of the drug and bringing about adverse reactions.

Food abundant in magnesium

  • kelp
  • laver
  • white sesame
  • semen sesami nigrum
  • peanuts
  • cashew
  • almonds
  • pine nuts
  • dried shrimp

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Michael Yeung
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