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Supplements Containing Magnesium and Other Components

Magnesium is an essential nutrient. Many foods like legumes, bananas, whole grains, vegetables (especially broccoli, squash, and green leafy vegetables), seeds, and nuts (especially almonds) are rich in magnesium. Other sources include dairy products, meat, chocolate and coffee.

Magnesium has dozens of vital physiological roles in the body. It is essential for calcium metabolism and bone formation in the body. Magnesium is necessary for potassium regulation, so if a person has magnesium and potassium deficiency simultaneously, the potassium concentration will not be corrected until the magnesium concentration is corrected. Adequate magnesium is necessary for the normal functioning of the pancreas and blood sugar regulation. In cells with electrical activity, magnesium moves the cells away from stimulation. As a result, magnesium supplements reduce anxiety by reducing the excitability of cells. Magnesium could improve depression, insomnia and migraine headaches. In general, magnesium is essential for the health of the nervous system. Magnesium is helpful for eliminating muscle spasms. It is also helpful for menstrual mood disorders and menstrual pain.

Magnesium is also essential for bone health. This necessity is due to its direct participation in the bone structure and is due to the regulatory effect of magnesium on calcium. Magnesium is also helpful for certain types of cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats).

Magnesium is administered for a condition during pregnancy known as preeclampsia (a disorder during pregnancy that is associated with high blood pressure and protein excretion from the urine) and eclampsia (convulsion is present in addition to the symptoms of preeclampsia). Doctors administer intravenous magnesium to control severe asthma attacks. A higher amount of magnesium in the diet is associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer.

In people with diabetes, taking magnesium supplements has helped to control diabetes. Moreover, in those with gestational diabetes, the use of magnesium supplements has been helpful.

Magnesium reduces harmful blood lipoproteins and increases beneficial lipoproteins. Nowadays, one of the most common problems in society is “metabolic syndrome”. In this syndrome, which is related to an inappropriate lifestyle (high-calorie intake and inactivity), a series of disorders, including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, increases. People with low magnesium levels are 6 to 7 times more likely to develop metabolic syndrome than people with normal magnesium levels. Higher magnesium intake through diet and supplements is associated with a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome in healthy adults. Severe forms of magnesium deficiency may cause death due to seizures and dangerous cardiac arrhythmias.

The body’s daily need for magnesium is about 300 to 400 mg. Magnesium may cause stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and other side effects in some people, especially when taken in amounts that exceed the daily requirement. It is safe when taken orally in doses of less than 65 mg for children 1-3 years, 110 mg for children 4-8 years, and 350 mg for children older than 8. In some studies, more than half of the studied population had some degree of magnesium deficiency. Noticeably, magnesium is mainly an intracellular ion, and adequate magnesium concentration in the blood does not rule out magnesium deficiency in the whole body.

The existence of some conditions increases the risk of magnesium deficiency in people. Among these conditions are:

– alcohol consumption

– Diabetes

– Taking drugs that reduce gastric acid secretion, such as omeprazole and pantoprazole

Magnesium supplements have possible drug interactions. If you are taking medication, it is better to inform your doctor and pharmacist about the medications you are taking before starting magnesium supplements.

When using magnesium for neuropathy, relief of menstrual symptoms and nausea or vomiting during pregnancy, vitamin B6 strengthens the effects of magnesium. Therefore, vitamin B6 is added to magnesium in some supplements. For example, NutriPad magnesium + vitamin B6 oral tablets contain 100 mg of elemental magnesium in the form of magnesium citrate and 10 mg of vitamin B6. The magnesium in this product is easily absorbed because solubility of magnesium citrate is not dependent on the stomach pH (acidity). As a result, it is better absorbed in people who use drugs that reduce acid secretion, such as omeprazole, pantoprazole or famotidine. The amount of vitamin B6 in this product is 10 mg. Vitamin B6 is used for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy in doses of 10 to 25 mg 3 times a day. Therefore, this product can be effective in nausea and vomiting during pregnancy by taking three tablets a day. It is necessary to remind you to consult your doctor and pharmacist before taking any supplement, especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

NutriPad magnesium + vitamin B6 effervescent tablet contains 200 mg of elemental magnesium as magnesium carbonate and 2 mg of vitamin B6. This salt requires an acidic environment for dissolution. As a result, the absorption is not as high as magnesium citrate. Instead, the total elemental magnesium in NutriPad effervescent tablet is higher (200 mg). Another advantage of these product is the excellent taste of NutriPad effervescent tablets.