Author(s) Razzaque, M.S.
Journal Nutrients
Date Published 2018 Dec 02

Magnesium is essential for maintaining normal cellular and organ function. In-adequate magnesium balance is associated with various disorders, such as skeletal deformities, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic syndrome. Unfortunately, routinely measured serum magnesium levels do not always reflect total body magnesium status. Thus, normal blood magnesium levels eclipse the wide-spread magnesium deficiency. Other magnesium measuring methods, including the magnesium loading test, may provide more accurate reflections of total body magnesium status and thus improve identification of magnesium-deficient individuals, and prevent magnesium deficiency related complications.

DOI 10.3390/nu10121863
Keywords Diet; Erythrocytes; False Negative Reactions; Humans; Magnesium; Magnesium Deficiency; Nutritional Requirements; Nutritional Status; Recommended Dietary Allowances
ISSN 2072-6643
Citation Razzaque MS. Magnesium: Are We Consuming Enough? Nutrients. 2018;10(12).