Those who wish to prevent an insufficient magnesium supply will need a magnesium-rich diet. High-dosage magnesium in the form of magnesium effervescent tablets can be a good supportive measure, especially in situations where your magnesium requirements are higher.
Preventing magnesium deficiency: The best tips
A magnesium deficiency has many different aspects: it can cause neuromuscular symptoms such as calf cramps or muscle tension, nervousness, sleep disorders, or even an impairment of the cardiovascular system. This makes it all the more important to prevent magnesium deficiency effectively. Find out here what possibilities are available for prevention.
A magnesium-rich diet
A magnesium-rich diet is essential to prevent a magnesium deficiency. Foods containing magnesium include bananas, dark chocolate, and also peanuts. Whole-grain bread and broccoli are also good and healthy magnesium suppliers.
To cover the recommended daily amount of 300 to 400 mg of magnesium, it would, however, be necessary to eat large portions. But who eats six bananas or 20 rolls a day? In addition, factors such as the use of fertilizers, industrial processing, and incorrect preparation can significantly reduce the magnesium content of food produce.
Magnesium products as supplements
Cranking up the magnesium supply
- For increased requirements
- For increased magnesium excretion (e.g., sweating, fever, diarrhea)
- With reduced magnesium intake (e.g., with the intake of certain medicinal products)
Find out more about the risk factors for magnesium deficiency here.
Those who wish to play an active role and directly replenish their magnesium reserves can draw on magnesium products from the pharmacy. Different dosages and dosage forms allow an individually adapted magnesium intake.
An extra dose of magnesium is particularly important if you have an increased magnesium requirement because then the risk of magnesium deficiency is especially high.
Situations in which there is an increased magnesium requirement include:
Tip: Magnesium effervescent tablets (e.g., Biolectra® Magnesium 243 mg forte effervescent tablets) can be of particular help in covering increased magnesium requirements and preventing magnesium deficiency from occurring.
Severe sweating? Keep an eye on your liquid intake
This applies generally: anyone sweating profusely loses electrolytes – among them magnesium. So when taking part in sports activities, at high temperatures in summer, or after visiting the sauna, it is important to increase your liquid intake in the form of mineral water or fruit juice/mineral water mixtures.