Magnesium

Helps support protein synthesis, which is necessary to build strong and healthy muscle. Assists in the activation of Vitamin D. Along with calcium, promotes the growth of bone mass and density, especially in adolescents. Helps form antibodies, which supports the immune system. Another important role of magnesium is hormone balance. It helps both teen girls and teen boys to promote a good balance of hormones. 

 

HOW MUCH MAGNESIUM DOES YOUR CHILD NEED? 

Our product has a solid amount of magnesium to ensure that along with a balanced diet, children absorb the appropriate amount of magnesium they need daily.  

Unfortunately, low magnesium is common in kids. The average child’s diet is low in magnesium, and their bodies use more due to growth and development. 

Studies suggest that about 50% of people in the US get less than the recommended daily amount of magnesium. 

Ensuring a child has the correct level of magnesium is particularly beneficial in helping with sleep, mood, concentration, energy levels, bone and teeth health, blood sugar levels, bowel regulation, immune system, digestion and absorption of other essential nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D.  

Age 4-8: 130 milligrams 

Age 9-13: 240 milligrams 

Age 14-18: 360 milligrams for girls and 410 milligrams for boys 

That's the maximum amount of magnesium added to a normal daily diet considered safe by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine. 

 

 

SIGNS OF DEFICIENCY… 

Signs of magnesium deficiency in children are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and weakness. When deficiency is severe, symptoms can include numbness, tingling, muscle spasms or cramps, and severe symptoms related to irregular heartbeats and seizures. 

A lack of magnesium can interfere with the absorption of calcium, which plays an important role in bone growth and development.