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Recommended Daily Allowance for Magnesium (RDA) - Mineral/Trace Element - Daily Intake of Dietary Magnesium

Magnesium: Daily Needs

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Recommended Daily Allowance for Magnesium

What is Magnesium?

Derived from the Greek city of Magnesia, where there are large deposits of magnesium carbonate, magnesium is an important trace element. It is known as the anti-stress mineral.

Functions of Magnesium in Diet

Necessary for calcium and vitamin C metabolism, as well as that of phosphorus, sodium and potassium, magnesium is a co-factor in many body processes including energy production and cell replication.

Magnesium: Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)

US RDA: Age-related
(Age 19-30) Women: 310mg/day Men: 400mg/day
(Age 31+) Women: 320mg/day Men: 420mg/day
EU RDA: 300mg

People Who Need More Magnesium in Diet

- Heavy drinkers
- The elderly
- Women using the birth control pill
- Pregnant women
- Athletes or fitness fanatics

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