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BY.jAZLYN  Cartagena

Magnesium is an abundant mineral in the body . Magnesium is a grayish tough metal it's also an  alkaline earth metal and the eighth most abundant element in the earth's crust .Magnesium activates enzymes, contributes to energy production, and helps regulate calcium levels, as well as copper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients in the body.

Important Facts

Magnesium contains an atomic number and an atomic mass also an amount of energy that each shell has  . The atomic number is 12 which represents the number of electrons and the number of protons .  The atomic mass is 24.31 which represents the mass of an atom of a chemical element express in atomic mass units . The Number of Energy Levels are 3    First Energy Level: 2 ,Second Energy Level: 8 ,Third Energy Level: 2.

Periodic table

The periodic table is a table that has  symbols in which elements are being represented . The periodic table is divided into different groups . As seen in the picture above Magnesium belongs to the second group which is called alkali earth metals . Alkali Earth Metals are a group of elements that have the same properties therefore they belong in one group ,  so all the elements high lighted in pink are alkaline earth metal elements . 

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Magnesium Uses and side affects

Magnesium has some side effects on the people taking it . Those effects can be an upset stomach also alleriges  to drinking it . It can also lead to sleep disorders , low blood pressure , migraines . Its important for someone to take magnesium .Mangnesium is used for asthma , depression ,diabetes , noise related hearing loss and high blood preasure . Every organ in a humans body needs magnesium especially the heart , the muscles and kidneys , also good for teeth and bones . Magnesium is taken by an amount of milligrams and depending the age for example

CHILDREN  1-3 years 80 mg/day  4-8 years 130 mg/day 9-13 years 240 mg/day

FEMALES 14-18 years  360 mg/day 19-30 years 310 mg/day 31 years and over   320 mg/day  Pregnant  Under 19 years: 400 mg/day 19 to 30 years: 350 mg/day 31 years and up: 360 mg/day

MALES 14-18 years 410 mg/day  19-30 years 400 mg/day31 years and up 420 mg/day


More  facts  .......

1. Magnesium is the second most abundant metal in seawater. (Only sodium is more abundant.)

2. Our bodies need the correct amount of magnesium in our diets for us to sleep properly. If it’s too high or too low, we can suffer from sleep disturbance.

3. About 13% of our planet’s entire mass comes from magnesium. This means there’s enough magnesium within Earth to make a planet of the same mass as Mars AND have enough magnesium left over to make three more objects of the same mass as our moon.

4. There is a significantly higher proportion of magnesium below Earth’s crust than in it.

There are many foods that contain magnesium . The chart below explains the foods that contain magnesium . Diverses biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation .



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