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how much is too much magnesium

angelo zangari asked this question Dec 31st, 2012 7:51 pm

I started taking 250 mg of magnesium a day i also eat a lot of nuts/witch is better magnesium citrate or oxide

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Mary Hartley

Magnesium occurs abundantly in foods. Good sources include nuts, seeds, legumes, dark green vegetables, soy products, and whole grains. Regular intake of those foods will meet the daily requirement without a supplement. The Tolerable Upper Intake Levels for magnesium in supplement form are 350 mg/day for men and 350 mg/day for women. Because magnesium regulates intestinal peristalsis, large doses act as a strong laxative. Magnesium is an important mineral for muscle contractions, healthy nerves, strong bones, and a healthy immune system. - Mary Hartley, RD for

posted on Jan 10th, 2013 9:31 pm