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Magnesium
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
 
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Function: Bone and teeth formation, energy production, glucose metabolism, muscle and nerve impulses

Sources: Whole grains, nuts, legumes, soy, green leafy vegetables

Therapeutic Dosage: 400-600 mg

Deficiency Signs: Weakness, confusion, mood changes, muscle spasms/tremors, nausea, poor coordination, heart disturbances, insomnia, susceptibility to kidney stones

Toxicity: People with kidney disease or on heart medications should not supplement magnesium unless instructed to do so by their doctor. Diarrhea is usually the first symptom of too much magnesium.

 
 
 
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