Magnesium is very important to our bodies and health. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. The recommended daily dose is 300-400 mg/day. Low carbohydrate diets can lead to decreased levels of magnesium which can cause flu like symptoms. This can be especially true if one is on a low crab diet and exercise a lot. In this case it would be good to take magnesium supplements. They are often combined with other moles to make it more bioavailable to be absorbed by the body. There are variety of supplements available which have different forms of magnesium. Some are more easily absorbed by the body than others, and some may have side effects such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps and bloating.
- Low-carb diets can put people at risk for magnesium deficiency. If they are still experiencing symptoms after optimizing their diet for magnesium, it may be time to supplement.
- Not all magnesium supplements are equal. Choose one that is appropriate for one’s symptoms, and avoid those which are not well absorbed by the body.
- Too much magnesium can cause unwanted side effects. Always follow the recommended dose and take with food when possible.
“The recommended nutrient intake per day for magnesium is between 300-400 mg/day.”