Magnesium: Dosage Range

RECOMMENDED DIETARY INTAKES FOR ADULTS

• Men

19-30 years: 400 mg/day.

>30 years: 420 mg/day.

• Women

19-30 years: 310 mg/day.

>30 years: 320 mg/day.

Pregnancy

<18 years: 400 mg/day.

>18 years: 350 mg/day.

Lactation

< 18 years: 360 mg/day.

>18 years: 310 mg/day.

ACCORDING TO CLINICAL STUDIES

Hypertension: 360-600 mg/day.

• Arrhythmia prevention in congestive heart failure: magnesium chloride 3204 mg/day in divided doses.

Migraine: 600 mg trimagnesium dicitrate daily.

Migraine prophylaxis in children: magnesium oxide (9 mg/kg/day).

• PMS fluid retention symptoms: 200 mg magnesium (as magnesium oxide) daily.

• PMS mood swings: magnesium pyrrolidone carboxylic acid (360 mg) taken three times daily, from day 15 of the menstrual cycle to the onset of menstrual flow.

• Mitral valve prolapse: 3 tablets magnesium carbonate 600 mg (7 mmol of elementary Mg) daily for the first week followed by 2 tablets daily.

• Coronary artery disease symptoms: oral magnesium citrate (15 mmol twice daily as Magnosolv-Granulat, total magnesium 365 mg).

Diabetes type 2: 50 ml_ magnesium dichloride solution (containing 50 g/1000 ml_ solution) daily.

• Kidney stone prevention: magnesium hydroxide 400-500 mg/day.

• Nocturnal leg cramps: magnesium citrate equivalent to 300 mg magnesium daily.

Asthma: magnesium citrate 200-290 mg daily.

• Osteoporosis prevention: 250 mg taken at bedtime on an empty stomach, increased to 250 mg three times daily for 6 months, followed by 250 mg/day for 18 months.