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  • Dr. Marie Santora

Why Magnesium ?

Why Magnesium? Most of my patients know that Magnesium is a daily must have.

  • It kick-starts more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.

  • It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle conduction.

  • It supports a healthy immune system.

  • It helps regulate your heart beat.

  • It is required to maintain strong bones.

  • It helps regulate blood glucose.

  • It optimizes brain function.

How do I know if I am magnesium deficient?

  • Loss of appetite.

  • Nausea and vomiting.

  • Fatigue

  • Weakness

  • Shaking

  • Neuropathy (tingling sensation in hands and feet)

  • Muscle spasms

  • Hyper excitability

  • Constipation

What foods are rich in magnesium?

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Chia seeds

  • Almonds

  • Spinach

  • Cashews

  • Peanuts

  • Rolled oats

  • Nut milks,

  • Avocados

  • Bananas

  • Papayas

  • Blackberries

  • Raspberries

  • Gapefruit

  • Dark Chocolate (65 mg per ounce)

Why supplement magnesium?

  • Most processed foods are very low in magnesium and people do not get adequate amounts in their diet.

Which form of magnesium is best? (Be careful while introducing magnesium, you may have loose bowels, so go slow.)

  • Magnesium glycinate and citrate

  • Powder or capsules are preferred over tablets

What is and optimal daily dosage? (Dosage depends on many factors. It may take more or less to feel better.)

  • 400 mg per day (suggested dose)


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