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Magnesium and the Human Body | Why It’s So Important

Jan 1st 2014 at 10:55 AM
By: Baby Boomer Fitness Challenge Baby Boomer Fitness Challenge | Robert J Banach | 12/31/13

Category: Nutrition | Magnesium and the Human Body

Magnesium and the Human Body | Why It’s So Important

Magnesium crystals
Magnesium is a charged mineral, a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems in the human body, and as enzymes are catalysts and required by every cell in the human body, insuring that we have ample magnesium at all times is vitally important.

The human body does not create magnesium on its own, it is one of the 6 essential minerals that is required to be included in our diets. The normal magnesium level in the human body is about 25 grams, about the size of one slice of bread, though bread only has 10 to 32 mg, so we will be looking for other sources to get our daily requirement.

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Magnesium

Birth to 6 months 30mg* 30mg* 7 to 12 months 75mg* 75mg* 1 to 3 years 80mg 80mg 4 to 8 years 130mg 130mg 9 to 13 years 240mg 240mg 14 to 18 years 410mg 360mg 400mg 360mg 19 to 30 years 400mg 310mg 350mg 310mg 31 to 50 years 420mg 320mg 360mg 320mg 51+ years 420mg 320mg

* Adequate Intake (AI)

Now for a little bad news, most US citizens do NOT get an adequate amount of...

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