Magnesium interactions with other nutrients

High doses of zinc decrease magnesium absorption. Magnesium is necessary for thiamin, vitamin C and pyridoxine metabolism. Calcium, sodium, phosphorus and potassium metabolism are linked to magnesium metabolism in bone formation, muscle contraction and nerve transmission. High calcium intake may lead to magnesium deficiency. Magnesium deficiency may be linked to potassium deficiency and supplementation reduces potassium loss. Excess vitamin D may lead to magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium interactionsInteractions with drugs

Antibiotics, antidepressants, estrogen and heart drugs can all affect magnesium levels. Diuretics are a major cause of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium salts may decrease the absorption of other drugs taken at the same time such as digoxin, tetracycline, iron and phenytoin.

Cautions

People with kidney problems and some heart diseases should not take large doses of magnesium.

 
 
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