(Uses): Natural diuretic; Beneficial for menstrual related problems, stress related problems, allergies, nausea during pregnancy, joint and muscle pain, to boost the immune system, and to help in preventing kidney stones.
(Deficiency): Muscle weakness, irritability, nervousness, depression, fatigue, nervous system and nerve related problems, insomnia, confusion, poor coordination, hyperactivity, dermatitis, eye and visual disturbances.
(Food Sources): Brewer’s yeast, carrots, eggs, fish, meat, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and wheat germ.
(Herbal Sources): Alfalfa, catnip and oat straw.
(RDA): Determined by protein intake; Minimum of 2 mg per 100 grams of protein for adults, and 0.6 – 1.2 per 100 grams of protein for children. Approximately 10 -15 mg per day for adults is adequate.
(Assimilation): Adequate magnesium supply.