Should kids take magnesium? Duh!! Of course they should. Kids can benefit immensely from getting enough magnesium in their amazing little bodies.
Let me give you an edited excerpt from my Magnesium Miracle book to set the stage:
“It’s not just adults who get anxious because of magnesium-deﬁcient diets. Our children are also susceptible when their favorite foods are magnesium-deﬁcient hot dogs, pizza, and soda. The stress in their lives – from peer pressure, academic and athletic performance stresses, worries about body image, the changes and hormonal fluctuations of puberty, exposure to negative events and violence through the media – also contribute. Even playing in a band (because of the loud noise) can be a risk factor! ADHD, autism, juvenile delinquency, and childhood depression are associated with magnesium deﬁciency, and some say these conditions can be caused by it.”
My favorite experience with kids and magnesium is in the ADHD and autism world. These kids can’t sleep, are constipated, experience twitching and spasming, irritability and moodiness – all symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Within days of taking magnesium, these kids are different. They are no longer constipated, they sleep better, they are calmer and more enjoyable to be with. It’s truly a miracle.
As for the safety of magnesium – there is no build up of magnesium in the body. If there is “too much” then they get the laxative effect which takes magnesium out of the body. But, don’t give a day’s worth of magnesium all at once. Spread it out.
The best forms of magnesium for kids are:
1. ReMag Liquid Magnesium – See more under Resources.
2. ReMag Lotion – See more under Resources.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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