Should you take a sup­ple­ment?

Good Health (Australia) - - Good Nutrition -

Re­search shows tak­ing mag­ne­sium sup­ple­ments has been linked to a re­duced risk of pan­cre­atic cancer, lower blood pres­sure, fewer mi­graines and re­lief from in­som­nia. But try top­ping up your lev­els by ‘eat­ing’ more mag­ne­sium to start with.

If you do take a sup­ple­ment, make sure that you don’t ex­ceed the dosage rec­om­mended on the la­bel. While you won’t suf­fer side ef­fects from con­sum­ing too much mag­ne­sium from foods (be­cause your kid­neys sim­ply elim­i­nate any ex­cess), high doses of mag­ne­sium from sup­ple­ments can cause di­ar­rhoea, nau­sea and stom­ach cramps.

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