Magnesium is a key macroelement which is involved in more than 300 essential metabolic reactions in the human body including generation of energy, protein, nucleic acid and lipid synthesis, cell signaling, maintenance of bone health and facilitation of muscle contractions among others. The clinical signs of magnesium deficiency manifest in the form of neurological and muscular symptoms (tremor, muscle spasms, tetany), loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and personality changes.
There are different preparations of magnesium available as food supplements. The preferred product is magnesium malate. This is based on the fact that the malate portion of the molecule facilitates the production of energy in the body during both aerobic and anaerobic conditions and reduces muscle fatigue.
Potential side effects:
- Muscle weakness
Potential drug interactions:
- Hydroxycloroquine (Plaquenil)
- Tetracycline antibiotics
- Quinolone antibiotics
- Chronic diarrhea
- Muscle weakness
- Chronic anticoagulation therapy
- End-stage renal disease
Contents: 180 tablets
The recommended dose of magnesium varies from 150 to 600 mg of elemental magnesium a day. In general, most people start on 150 mg of magnesium with subsequent dose escalation every 3 to 4 days until they notice mild laxative effect of the remedy. Those exceeding the recommended doses must do so under the supervision of their physician due to the increased risk of potential side effects.
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