All you need to know about magnesium:
Magnesium is an essential mineral, found in a variety of food groups including green vegetables, legumes, nuts and some shellfish1. Most people get enough magnesium from consuming a varied diet, however some individuals including those with a low appetite may struggle to consume adequate amounts. Additionally, according to a survey conducted between 2011-2012 investigating dietary intakes of people living in Australia, 46.5% of males and 30.6% of females aged 51-70 years did not meet their daily magnesium requirements, which increased to 63.9% of males and 48.5% females aged over 70 years2.
Why do we need magnesium?
Magnesium is required for:
- Normal energy metabolism
- Helps reduce tiredness and fatigue
- Helps support healthy muscle function
- Maintaining strong teeth and bones
What are the signs of magnesium deficiency1?
Magnesium deficiency may cause:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pins and needles
- Muscle spasms
Did you know? SUSTAGEN Hospital Formula provides up to 30% of your recommended dietary intake per serve 3?
Speak to your healthcare professional to see if SUSTAGEN Hospital Formula is right for you and how it can help you meet your nutritional needs.
1 Health Direct. 2019. Magnesium. Retrieved on 07/01/2020 from https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/magnesium
2 Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Health Survey: Usual Intakes, 2011-12. Retrieved on 07/01/2020 from https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/4364.0.55.008~2011-12~Main%20Features~Magnesium~406
3 FSANZ Standard 1.1.2-10, Schedule 1 RDIs and ESADDIs. 2018. Retrieved on 21/01/20 from https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018C00960