How Long Does Magnesium Stay in the Body?
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I want to talk about magnesium and how
long it stays in your body now the certain minerals that go through the
body pretty quickly other minerals don’t like for example sodium iron and calcium
tend to be retained in the body but magnesium potassium and zinc are not
held very long now what determines the retention or the recycling of potassium
is how healthy your kidneys are if your kidneys are very very healthy you may
only lose you know half of a percent versus if they’re very very unhealthy
you will lose a lot more there’s a huge gap on how much your body is going to
hold versus excrete and because the kidneys have the ability to get rid of
excess magnesium magnesium is rarely toxic to the body but you’re going to
get rid of between 0.5 and 70% of your magnesium within a 24-hour period so
it’s very important to keep the magnesium coming in the body the RDAs
for a female for magnesium are between 310 and 360 and a male it’s 400 to 420
they have to realize the RDAs are only there to prevent deficiencies they’re
not the dose that you should normally have to maintain a healthy body so these
numbers should be a lot higher in fact I think they should be at least 500 to 600
milligrams per day but the average American is only consuming between 2 to
300 milligrams per day now if we also add in all the other diseases like for
example diabetes the need for magnesium goes way way up because you simply do
not retain magnesium if you have blood sugar problems also if you’re drinking a
lot of alcohol that is going to severely decrease the ability to hold magnesium
now when you consume magnesium from the diet you’re only really absorbing
between 24 to 76 percent of the magnesium from the food and that really
varies because if there’s digestive damage in your colon that could be a
factor if there’s a pH deficiency of Hydrochloric acid in your stomach that can also alter your absorption and there’s other
reasons as well about 50% of all the magnesium in your body is stored in your
bone it’s a reservoir so if you’re not eating a lot of food with magnesium your
body will just pull it from the bone that could be a problem if you keep
doing them and some of it is stored in the muscle probably the number one
symptom of the magnesium deficiency is fatigue because your mitochondria the
energy factories of your cells need magnesium to create ATP which is the
energy currency of the body so we need magnesium for energy if you crave
chocolate you could be deficient because there’s a lot of magnesium in chocolate
and your body will tend to crave those things that have a certain nutrient than
it’s trying to pull in also realize that 99% of all the magnesium your body is
inside the cell and only 1% is outside the cell so if you were to get a test
for magnesium in your blood you really would not get the accurate
picture of what’s going on you want to get an intracellular test I’ll put a
link down below of a company that can test your your magnesium it’s
intracellular testing why are you deficient in magnesium well number one
it’s the empty calories if you’re consuming refined foods that strip all
the magnesium out that’s the number one reason why people are deficient in
magnesium just basically refined sugars grains things like that the next reason
is they’re consuming a lot of phytates phytates are located in the fiber of
grains so if you eat a lot of oatmeal which by the way has a good amount of
magnesium you’re not going to be able to absorb it because of the phytates
phytates bind the magnesium in and will not let you absorb that magnesium so if
you’re consuming wheat products other grains legumes they’re all high in
phytates and typically whole grain cereal has good about of magnesium but
it’s loaded with phytates so you’re not getting the magnesium if
you kidney damage that’s gonna alter your
ability to absorb magnesium now you might say well I don’t have kidney
damage well did you realize that the number one
cause of kidney damage is diabetes and 90% of people that are pre-diabetic
don’t even know they’re pre-diabetic and that probably 70% of the population has
insulin resistance which is a pre pre-diabetes situation and if you have
insulin resistance that not only could block magnesium from be going in the
body but also over time it can lead to some kidney problems and the last reason
why people are deficient is they don’t consume enough chlorophyll type foods
chlorophyll at the center of it has magnesium it’s similar to our blood
chemistry where we have iron but chlorophyll it’s like the blood of the
plant so if you’re not consuming a lot of vegetables and salads that could be
another common source of why you need more magnesium so one of the first
symptoms you’d get from a magnesium deficiency would be fatigue another one
would be a palpitation or your heart starts to go out of rhythm your muscles
feel weak and there’s quite a few symptoms if you want more information
about the symptoms of the magnesium deficiency I put that video up right
here check it out
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Intracellular Magnesium Test:
How long does magnesium really stay in your body? Here’s what you need to know.
0:00 How long do minerals stay in the body?
0:18 What determines retention?
0:55 How much magnesium do you need?
1:53 Magnesium absorption
2:35 Magnesium deficiency
3:30 What causes a magnesium deficiency?
In this video, we’re going to talk about magnesium and how long it stays in your body. Certain minerals go through the body quickly, while other minerals don’t.
For example, minerals like sodium, iron, and calcium tend to be retained in the body. But, magnesium, potassium, and zinc are not held in the body for very long.
What determines the retention or recycling is how healthy the kidneys are. If your kidneys are very healthy, you may only lose a very small amount. But, if your kidneys are unhealthy, you could lose a lot more. There is a huge gap when it comes to how much magnesium your body will hold versus excrete.
The kidneys have the ability to get rid of excess magnesium, so it’s rarely toxic to the body. But, the body will get rid of .5-70% of magnesium within a 24 hour period. It’s very important to get plenty of magnesium.
The average American only consumes 200-300mg of magnesium per day. I believe a person should consume more like 500-600mg per day. Certain diseases, like diabetes, can cause the need for magnesium to go way up. This is because you likely aren’t retaining magnesium if you have blood sugar problems. Drinking a lot of alcohol can also severely decrease the ability to hold magnesium.
The number one symptom of a magnesium deficiency is fatigue. This is because the mitochondria (the energy factories of your cells) need magnesium to create the energy currency of the body. Palpitations and muscle weakness are a few more symptoms. If you crave chocolate, you may have a magnesium deficiency.
What causes a magnesium deficiency?
1. Empty calories (refined foods)
2. Phytates (oat bran, wheat, legumes)
3. Kidney damage
4. Not consuming enough foods with chlorophyll (vegetables)
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