Side Effects of Magnesium

Side Effects of Magnesium

Side Effects From Getting Too Much Magnesium

It is very rare for someone to get too much or overdose on magnesium from food or magnesium oil. However, too much magnesium can result in serious health problems. Side effects from getting too much magnesium may result in the following:

Severely lowered blood pressure
Slowed heart rate

Even though these side effects are rare and mostly pertain to overdosing on oral supplements and not magnesium oil, they should not be taken lightly. If you have any health concerns or medical questions about using magnesium oil, please consult with your doctor first.

The most common side effects and typically the first sign of getting too much magnesium too often, include upset stomach and/or diarrhea.

How Medications Affection the Side Effects of Magnesium

Taking some medications can result in lowering your body’s magnesium levels. Some medications to be aware of:

Chemotherapy drugs
Diuretics Digoxin (Lanoxin)
Hormonal Supplements
Steroids Certain Antibiotics

People with heart or kidney disease should not take magnesium supplements except under their doctor's supervision.

Other Possible Side Effects

If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use magnesium or magnesium oil without talking to your doctor first:

Antibiotics - Taking magnesium supplements may reduce the absorption of quinolone antibiotics, tetracycline antibiotics, and nitrofurantoin (Macrodandin). Talk to your doctor about taking magnesium 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking these medications.

Medications for diabetes - Magnesium hydroxide, commonly found in antacids such as Alternagel, may increase the absorption of some medications used to control blood sugar levels (particularly glipizide or Glucatrol and glyburide or Micronase). If you take these medications to control blood sugar, your doctor may need to adjust your dose.

Blood Pressure Medications and Calcium Channel Blockers – Blood Pressure and Calcium Blocker medications have their own set of side effects but taking magnesium with them may increase the risk of those side effects (such as dizziness, nausea, and fluid retention) in pregnant women. Other calcium channel blockers include:

Medications for diabetes - Magnesium hydroxide, commonly found in antacids such as Alternagel, may increase the absorption of some medications used to control blood sugar levels (particularly glipizide or Glucatrol and glyburide or Micronase). If you take these medications to control blood sugar, your doctor may need to adjust your dose.

Digoxin (Lanoxin) - Low blood levels of magnesium can increase negative effects from digoxin, including heart palpitations and nausea. In addition, digoxin can cause more magnesium to be lost in the urine. A doctor will monitor magnesium levels in people taking digoxin to see whether they need a magnesium supplement.

Diuretics - Two types of diuretics known as loop (such as furosemide or Lasix) and thiazide (including hydrochlorothiazide) diuretics can lower magnesium levels. For this reason, doctors who prescribe diuretics may recommend magnesium supplements as well.

Hormone Replacement Therapy - Magnesium levels tend to decrease during menopause. Clinical studies suggest, however, that hormone replacement therapy may help prevent the loss of this mineral. Postmenopausal women or those taking hormone replacement therapy should talk with a health care provider about the risks and benefits of magnesium supplementation.

Levothyroxine - There have been case reports of magnesium-containing antacids reducing the effectiveness of levothyroxine, a medication that treats underactive thyroid.

Penicillamine - Penicillamine, a medication used to treat Wilson's disease (a condition characterized by high levels of copper in the body) and rheumatoid arthritis, can inactivate magnesium, particularly when high doses of the drug are used over a long period of time. Supplementation with magnesium and other nutrients may reduce side effects associated with penicillamine. If you take penicillamine, a health care provider can determine whether magnesium supplements are right for you.

Tiludronate (Skelid) and Alendronate (Fosamax) - Magnesium may interfere with absorption of medications used in osteoporosis, including alendronate (Fosamax). Magnesium or antacids containing magnesium should be taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking these medications.

Others - Aminoglycoside antibiotics (such as gentamicin and tobramycin), thiazide diuretics (such as hydrochlorothiazide), loop diuretics (such as furosemide and bumetanide), amphotericin B, corticosteroids (prednisone or Deltasone), antacids, and insulin may lower magnesium levels. Please refer to the depletions monographs on some of these medications for more information.

Source: (University of Maryland Medical Center)

The Health Benefits of Magnesium Oil

Keep in mind that when Magnesium Oil is taken correctly, there aren't ever any side effects. One of the reasons for this is that Magnesium is an important element found in the human body, too. This vital element is involved directly in more than 300 chemical reactions in the human body. Without sufficient magnesium, your bones can break, your growth may be stunted and your body can lose its strength.

Magnesium has long been used in lower back pain relief products, endurance enhancements and knee replacement alternatives. Now you can use it for natural relief from a host of medical issues and to boost an already fit body.

MG12's Pure Magnesium

At MG12, we pride ourselves in producing the most pure Magnesium oil on the market. The main reason for this is that we use the Dead Sea as the source of our magnesium oil. The Dead Seaon contains one of the most pure forms of Magnesium on the planet. If you study the water of the Dead Sea, you'll find that it contains a unique blend of minerals which are 40 times richer in magnesium chloride than any other body of water in the world.

Magnesium - The Healing Mineral

Tom Strader, the founder of MG12 Magnesium Oil Products, was himself healed by taking Magnesium on a daily basic. Having grown up on an urban farm; he understands that accidents like falling off a horse or being kicked by a mule sometimes "just happens." When he found himself in situations like this, he never complained. However, in 2012 after years of working as a Project Manager, he began to encounter severe back pain in 2012. As he traveled back and forth for work, the pain just grew to higher levels of intensity. The pain began to debilitate Tom and touched every aspect of Tom’s life.

Pain medication only added to his discomfort because, whenever he took the prescription drugs, he didn’t feel like himself. Just before Tom was looking at doing surgery a friend recommended that he try Magnesium oil made by a company called Magnesoothe. He had heard that the company had a reputation for selling Dead Sea Magnesium products that healed people and improved athletic performance. Tom decided to try it.

After about four weeks, Tom woke up one morning with no more pain. He was thrilled! He was so happy with his healing that he cashed in his 401K, bought the Magnesoothe company, and renaming it Mg12. Today as MG'12 CEO, Tom Strader is happy to be living a completely healed life. Tom loves the fact that he can now help other people live healthier lives, free of chronic pain that once defined his life.


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