Magnesium is an essential mineral that supports over 600 enzyme reactions in the human body.
Magnesium is involved in many important functions in the body, including nerve function. The mineral’s other well-known benefits include muscle contraction, relaxation management, and optimal hydration support.
Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Magnesium
The RDA for healthy adults is 310 mg daily for women and 400 mg for men. While most people can meet their daily requirements through their diet, supplementation may still be necessary for some circumstances.
Magnesium is easily found in both plant- and animal-based foods. However, it’s worth noting that it can be difficult to meet daily magnesium requirements, even when you eat a healthy diet. That’s because of the 60% of magnesium in our bodies, only 1% remains in our blood.
Vivoo’s magnesium parameter measures the magnesium level in your urine. We ratio it with creatinine values to increase its accuracy. The magnesium box gives you information on your body’s magnesium level in real-time. Here’s how to interpret your results:
1.Score: 3/10 and 6/10 , Label: Low, Value: 0 - 0.22 mg/mg Mg/Cr
A low urine magnesium level occurs when the magnesium levels in your urine are lower than average. Several factors, including your lifestyle habits and current wellness status, can affect your urine magnesium level, such as:
- Inadequate and unbalanced magnesium intake
- Poor absorption
Low magnesium levels may cause the following symptoms:
- Muscle cramps
- Loss of appetite
- Decrease in sleep quality
2. Score: 10/10, Label: Optimal, Value: 0.25- 0.56 mg/mg Mg/Cr
An optimal urine magnesium level means that the magnesium levels in your urine are normal. Typically, you’d need to be intentional about – and consistent with – monitoring your daily magnesium intake to achieve this optimal level.
Achieving an optimal urine magnesium level helps with the:
- Control of hormones
- The function of calcium and potassium in the body
- Protection of our cells from harmful elements
3. Score: 7/10, Label:High, Value: 0.67 - 6.58 mg/mg Mg/Cr
A high urine magnesium level occurs when the magnesium levels in your urine are higher than expected. There may be different reasons for this, such as:
- Excessive intake of magnesium-rich foods
- Overuse of magnesium supplements
- Use of medications containing magnesium
- Calcium deficiency
Too much magnesium from foods isn’t typically a problem for healthy adults. That’s because excess amounts of the mineral can be excreted from the body. However, the same can’t be said for the overuse of magnesium supplements. More specifically, high doses of magnesium that you get via medications or supplements can cause some problems in the digestive system.
Symptoms of higher-than-normal magnesium levels are pretty similar to those of magnesium deficiency. These include:
- Muscle weakness
Magnesium is easily found in both plant and animal-based foods. Note that green leafy vegetables that contain the porphyrin group in chlorophyll are especially rich in magnesium. These vegetables include spinach, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains .
Foods containing the most magnesium include:
- Pumpkin seeds
Magnesium is crucial for many bodily functions and is thus essential for wellness. Ensuring that you’re meeting your daily magnesium requirements is of paramount importance. That’s where Vivoo comes in. Our urine test strips allow you to determine your magnesium levels in real-time and even provide you with personalized lifestyle and nutritional advice that’ll help tweak your levels if necessary. In other words, Vivoo makes it possible for you to be the best version of yourself.