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Some studies indicate that low magnesium status may be a risk factor for osteoporosis.
Magnesium is critical for maintaining a healthy heartbeat and may protect against cardiovascular disease.
Some studies have shown that magnesium supplementation can increase testosterone levels in men.
It is recommended that men have at least 400–420 mg per day of magnesium, which can come from food or a combination of food and supplements. Having too much or too little can be dangerous for your health.
A common side effect of magnesium supplementation is loose stools.
Magnesium supplements can interact with certain medications and may not be safe in those with certain medical conditions.
Talk to your healthcare provider before taking magnesium if you have kidney disease or if you are taking bisphosphonates, antibiotics, diuretics, or proton pump inhibitors.