Somehow, I ran out of my supply of magnesium tablets and recently made a note to order more. I do take a multi-vitamin with minerals, but that gives me only 125 mg of magnesium each day.
This is well below the official U.S. and Canadian recommendations for daily intake of magnesium . For a man of my age I should be getting 420 mg, although no more than 350 mg should come from supplements.
Those of us who have diabetes are often deficient in magnesium. Several studies have suggested that taking a magnesium supplement can help us control our blood glucose.
Several other conditions seem to benefit from taking magnesium supplements. Research published just this month is the strongest evidence yet of the benefit of taking magnesium.
People with more magnesium in their blood may reduce their risk of death from cancer by as much as 50 percent, according to a report in the current issue of Epidemiology. High serum levels of magnesium were also related to a 40 percent lower risk of all-cau...
The combination of calcium carbonate and magnesium is commonly found in antacids, which are medicines that provide heartburn relief.
Calcium carbonate with magnesium overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of a substance containing these ingredients.
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See also: Calcium carbonate overdose
Rolaids overdose; Antacids overdose
Calcium carbonate and magnesium
Calcium carbonate with magnesium is found in many (but not all) antacids, including the following brands:
Note: This list may not be all-inclusive.
We have know for years that many people with diabetes have too little magnesium in their bodies. So why don’t all of us take supplements of this magical mineral? Everyone seem to recommend magnesium, mostly to reduce the insulin resistance and hence help counteract diabetes. But how much magnesium we have in our bodies is almost impossible to test, because most of it resides in our bones and very little in our blood, according to Dr. Barkat Charania in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He practiced orthopedic surgery for more than 30 years, now blogs at Dr. Barkat Charania , and helped me research this article.
Since our blood levels of magnesium don’t tell us if we have enough, researchers have reported few human studies, he told me. Still, he brought to my attention 41 studies of magnesium, most of them in relation to diabetes. Citing just three of these studies is enough to make my point: 1. “Magnesium deficiency is not uncommon among the general population: its intake h...
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