Magnesium Teaching Materials

Magnesium Handout

There are studies showing iv magnesium to be helpful with preeclampsia(A), torsades de pointes and other arrhythmias including afib and VTach(B), acute asthma(B), cluster headaches, and so on, but I will focus on oral magnesium. There have been fewer studies of this form, thus the lower evidence ratings, but all are proven by clinical trials (except Mg deficiency and constipation, where you do not need a study) and my clinical impression is of remarkable efficacy.

Food sources: fish, nuts, spinach, beans, etc.

Indications for oral magnesium:
1. Magnesium deficiency