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Magnesium

Applications:
Essential for calcium and potassium assimilation, magnesium contributes to proper nerve and muscle impulses and enzyme reactions, and it plays a role in the formation of bone and carbohydrate metabolism. It is used for anxiety, depression nervousness, muscle weakness, heart disease, dizziness, high blood pressure, and PMS. Note: alcohol, diuretics, diarrhea, fluoride, digitalis, refined sugar and excess vitamin D are magnesium depletors. The typical American diet which is low in whole grains and high in processed foods is magnesium poor.

Sources:
Legumes, seeds, nuts, whole grains and green leafy vegetables.

Interactions:
Magnesium should be taken in a balanced formula with other minerals. A high intake of calcium or vitamin D fortified products can interfere with magnesium absorption. Magnesium also works together with vitamin B6.

Recommendations:
Look for magnesium citrate, malate, fumarate or citrate that are chelated. Magnesium carbonate, chloride or oxide are inorganic forms and are less absorbable.

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