The role of magnesium in the human body is primarily related to enzyme activity in our cells. It is known that over 300 enzyme systems are dependent on the presence of magnesium. The highest concentration of magnesium dependent activity is in the brain, skeletal muscles and heart muscles.
A large-scale study found that dietary magnesium intake in the U.S. is lower than RDI and RDA recommendations. Several factors are responsible for this, including magnesium loss during food processing, limited magnesium content in vegetarian diets and the physiological magnesium-depleting effects of certain medications. Low magnesium consumption is associated with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndromes, hypertension, atherosclerotic vascular disease, sudden cardiac death, osteoporosis, migraine headache, asthma, and colon cancer. Almost half of the US population is known to consume less than the required amount of magnesium.
Elderly people represent a high-risk group for magnesium deficiency as low levels are believed to increase the rate of aging. Causes of magnesium deficiencies for the elderly include inadequate magnesium intake, medication interactions and impaired gastrointestinal absorption of magnesium. Magnesium deficient states are associated with neuromuscular and cardiovascular disorders, endocrine disturbances, insulin resistance and Alzheimer’s disease.
Magnesium is involved in numerous processes that affect muscle function including oxygen uptake, energy production and electrolyte balance. Individuals active in sports and who practice weight control are especially vulnerable to an inadequate magnesium status. There is evidence that even small magnesium deficiency impairs exercise performance and exacerbates oxidative stress, resulting in easy fatigue and muscle soreness. Strenuous exercise increases urinary and sweat losses that may increase magnesium requirements by 10-20%. Magnesium supplementation will have beneficial effects on exercise performance in these magnesium deficient individuals.
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