How much magnesium do we need?

As magnesium can not be substituted by any other minerals, as well our immune system is not able to produce it, we need to take care of its qualitative input. Due to experts, our eating habits and the consumption of poor quality food products result in that many people can only take less amount of magnesium than needed.

For the well-balanced functioning of the immune system an average adult needs around 250-375 mg of Magnesium per day, during pregnancy and breastfeeding its need gets higher. During this time, for the healthy development of the embryo and for the problem free pregnancy approximately 350-375 mg of Magnesium per day is the recommended dosage.
In case of sporting the the daily need can be approximately 500-1000 mg, magnesium can help in the formation of energy from blood sugar.

In case of a man with average sizes the need is around 400 mg, in case of woman it’s around 320 mg.

For the ones having asthma, hypertension or cardiac arrhythmia the amount close to the athletes’ is necessary.

It is recommended to take together with calcium in a ratio of 2:1 (calcium:magnesium). Magnesium is the most effective together with calcium, phosphorous and vitamin A.