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Roes ferry
06-03-11, 11:34 PM
Magnesium is an essential mineral for human nutrition.

Function
Magnesium in the body serves several important functions:
1.Contraction and relaxation of muscles
2.0Function of certain enzymes in the body
3.Production and transport of energy
4.Production of protein

Food Sources
Most dietary magnesium comes from vegetables, such as dark green, leafy vegetables. Other foods that are good sources of magnesium:
1.Fruits or vegetables (such as bananas, dried apricots, and avocados)
2.Nuts (such as almonds and cashews)
3.Peas and beans (legumes), seeds
4.Soy products (such as soy flour and tofu)
5.Whole grains (such as brown rice and millet.

Shawver83
06-15-11, 12:50 AM
I'm hoping that magnesium will help with my son's symptoms. His doctor started him on fish oil a couple weeks ago. He was taking Intuniv and Focalin, but developed a pretty bad motor tic, so she took him off Focalin but continued the Intuniv and started fish oil. My husband did a little research and found that magnesium is supposed to help, so we started him on that today. He's always been a very poor eater, so I'm sure he's not getting enough naturally.