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The Role Of Magnesium

Magnesium is the 4th most common mineral that is found in our body after calcium, sodium, and potassium. Within the frame of a 70 kg individual, there is an average of 25 grams of Mg in reserve with 53% in bone, 27% in muscle, 19% in soft tissues, and less than 1% in the serum. Magnesium can be found in various diets.

Magnesium has been found to have an important role in the human body system. It is involved in 300 systems necessary for:
1) Protein Synthesis
2) Muscle contraction
3) Nerve function
4) Blood sugar control
5) Blood pressure regulation
6) Pumping action of the heart
7) Important cellular processes

However, there are certain conditions that may be responsible for this mineral deficiency.

1) Malnutrition
Poor food choices like a reduction in whole foods and processed foods as main staple are often the cause of magnesium deficiency.

2) Reduced absorption
Certain medical conditions like bowel diseases or a deficiency of vitamin D reduces the absorption of magnesium.

3) Increase in renal loss
On average 30 percent of dietary intake is lost in urine.  Medical condition like Diabetes Mellitus type 2 increases the urine output due to a higher concentration of glucose.

4) Older Adults
As we age, the rate of absorption decreases and the urine output increases.

Here at Healthworks, the practitioners realize that nutrition is also equally important as being active physically. As food does not only gives us the energy that we need but also it plays a very important role in determining the status of our health.  So, feel free to visit us at www.myhealthworks.com.my or call/ Whatsapp us at 018-9828539 for more information.

2019-06-24T09:46:18+00:00