Benefits of magnesium supplementation in pregnancy and hormo
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Investigators proved that higher magnesium and vitamin B6 intake helps pregnant people cope with the consequences of magnesium deficiency during pregnancy and with hormone-related conditions. Within four weeks, the painful symptoms become less severe, the quality of life improves, and the risks of miscarriage are reduced.

Magnesium is involved in important processes in the human body—from protein synthesis to respiration. The most common causes of magnesium imbalance are a lack of this element in the diet, diabetes, and hypertension. The problem of magnesium deficiency is more acute for pregnant people because magnesium is in higher demand during pregnancy. The lack of magnesium also leads to conditions associated with hormonal disorders—endometriosis or polycystic ovary syndrome.

The study involved 869 pregnant people and 957 women with hormone-related conditions. Laboratory tests showed a lower magnesium level in the serum. Pregnant people have experienced symptoms associated with the risk of miscarriage, such as high blood pressure and excessive activity of the uterine muscles. Patients in the group with hormone-related conditions and the main symptoms were concerned about osteoporosis, premenstrual, and menopausal syndromes.

Participants received magnesium and vitamin B6 supplementation in the standard dosage for their gender, age, and weight for four weeks.

--During this time, for most pregnant people Mg level increased to 0.8 mmol / L and higher. In most of the others, it was in between 0.66 to 0.8 mmol / L, which is considered as a moderate magnesium deficiency.

--At the same time, the total number of complaints about painful symptoms, both during pregnancy and in the group of people with hormone-related conditions, decreased by an average of 1.

Thus, they have shown that the consequences of a minor magnesium deficiency can be eliminated by receiving supplementation.

Scientific Reports
Source: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85156-y
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