Children can benefit tremendously from getting adequate magnesium in their amazing little bodies. Modern lifestyle and paucity of time means frequent takeout or quick-fix meals at home, which may lead to an inadequate intake of key nutrients.
Adding to this unhealthy trend is the fact that children can be picky eaters, choosing tasty over healthy food.
While poor diet is the primary culprit of magnesium deficiency, intensive exercise and stress are also other common factors that can deplete a child's body of magnesium.
Parents should review their child's food consumption to ensure that there is adequate magnesium laden foods in their diet. Supplements are necessary and an equally important practice to fill the nutritional gaps in their child's diet.
Dr. Carolyn Dean, a leading expert in magnesium, emphasizes the requirement for supplementing magnesium deficiency in children’s diet in her book, The Magnesium Miracle.
"It's not just adults who get anxious because of magnesium-deficient diets. Our children are also susceptible when their favourite foods are magnesium-deficient hot dogs, pizza, and soda. The stress in their lives - from peer pressure, academic and athletic performance pressures, worries about body image, the changes and hormonal fluctuations of puberty, exposure to negative events and violence through the media - also contributes. 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."
Midas Magnesium oil is a high strength formula that is fast acting and easily absorbed transdermally. This is especially useful as some children may struggle to swallow capsules or tablets and usually do not require a full high dosage. A mere 130mg (children ages 4 to 8) or 240mg (children ages 9 to 13) daily will do the trick according to the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA).