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Magnesium

Alternate Names

Magnesium Aspartate, Magnesium Carbonate, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Gluconate

Description

Magnesium is a mineral or mineral salt found natural in fiber-containing foods (whole grains, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, meat, and coffee.

Magnesium - Quick Stats
Names

Magnesium Aspartate, Magnesium Carbonate, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Gluconate

Allergy Information

Uses

Nutrient, Anti-Caking Agent, Flavoring

E-Number

E504

Additional Information

Magnesium is the eleventh most abundant element by mass in the human body. Magnesium ions are needed by all living cells. Hundreds of enzymes require magnesium ions to function. Magnesium is sour to the taste. Two interesting articles, one points out that low magnesium could be a cause of heart disease and the second reminds us of the magnesium chelating qualities of glyphosate. Research Uncovers Low Magnesium Is Key Link to Heart Disease≈ and Damaging Effects of Roundup



Found In

Over-the-counter laxatives, milk substitutes, cocoa powders, salt

Possible Health Effects

Magnesium is needed by your body and is a mineral supplement.

Allergy Information

Unknown

  • International Business Times, Research Uncovers Low Magnesium Is Key Link to Heart Disease, January 31, 2013, PRNewswire

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    Copyright January 31, 2013 Be Food Smart




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