All you need to know about magnesium:Feb 3, 2020
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
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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