Magnesium for kids
What you need to know about magnesium for kids and babies.
To understand the benefits of magnesium for kids we need to understand a few simple concepts.
1. Getting enough magnesium is essential for maintaining good health. This is not controversial or fringe science or some sort of new age thing, it's a fact, your body needs magnesium.
2. Kids diet choices tend not to be magnesium rich foods but even if they were it wouldn't help. Up to 75% of people are magnesium deficient, it's not a controversial statement to make, it's due to modern farming methods and topsoil erosion that means our historical sources of magnesium in the diet are no longer viable. There's significant research showing this.
3. Kids are more active and are more likely to be involved in sporting activities. Active and sporty people burn through their existing magnesium faster. After the first few minutes of exercise the body changes how it feeds the muscles and to do that effectively it relies on magnesium, not as a helper to do it, it's actually impossible for the body to do this without sufficient magnesium. If there isn't enough magnesium it results in cramps.
So if the body is burning up existing magnesium for sports then this leaves less for the many other functions it is needed for.
There is overwhelming academic and medical support that magnesium for kids is a very good thing, we believe it's about the best supplement you can give them and many of our customers agree, their kids are calmer, more focused (it can help prevent or diminish ADHD) and parents of babies and toddlers are getting the sleep they need because their little angels are sleeping through the night.
It makes sense then that taking a supplement is one way to make sure you're getting all the benefits of magnesium right?
There are a few ways to take magnesium supplements, magnesium tablets, magnesium powder, magnesium cream and magnesium oils (not actually an oil but it feels like on the skin. Of these methods one of them, magnesium oil, is clearly superior and the rest have an at best marginal impact or absorption and oral magnesium is a laxative.
So what's the daily requirement of magnesium for kids?
|1-3 yr||65 mg/day||80 mg/day|
|4-8 yr||110 mg/day||130 mg/day|
|9-13 yr||200 mg/day||240 mg/day|
|14-18 yr||340 mg/day||410 mg/day|
|9-13 yr||200 mg/day||240 mg/day|
|14-18 yr||300 mg/day||360 mg/day|
What about magnesium for babies?
Prior to the popularity of transdermal magnesium (magnesium oil) the only sensible way to supplement your babies magnesium levels was orally, however this isn't ideal as taken orally magnesium is a laxative and that's kinda not a thing we want babies to have. Now it is possible to give babies a much lower dose via the skin and this avoids the diarrhea whilst remaining effective as a supplement. Rubbing it on the tops of their feet and heels 20 minutes before bed time settles them down and keeps them that way. Our Sleepy Toes Towelettes was specially formulated for babies and it's used by thousands of people every night, it's safe and it works.
Is magnesium for kids safe?
Magnesium is very safe for kids to use, it's almost impossible to overdose on magnesium unless you have a condition that seriously impairs kidney function.
How much do I need to spray to get the right RDI?
- Ages 1 – 3: up to 12 sprays daily
- Ages 4 – 8: up to 20 sprays daily
- Ages 9+: up to 40 sprays daily
One easy way to get magnesium into them routinely is to use our magnesium roll-on as a replacement underarm deodorant, It is a very effective and odorless deodorant. Because of the habitual use of deodorant it fits in with their existing hygiene routine and thus they'll be less likely to forget to get their daily magnificent magnesium.