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Magnesium & phosphorus

  1. 1. Magnesium &PhosphorusBy: Juan Carlos Alvarez
  2. 2. Magnesium It is a grayish-white chemical element, fairly tough metal. Symbol: Mg Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element in the earths Electron configuration: Ne 3s2 crust although not found in its Atomic number: 12 elemental form. It is an important Melting point: 1,202° F (650° C) element for plant and animal life. Boiling point: 1,996° F (1,091° C) The adult human daily requirement of magnesium is Atomic mass: 24.305 ± 0.0006 u about 0.3 g a day.
  3. 3. How do human How does magnesiumingest magnesium? benefit humans when they ingest it? o Magnesium plays a very Humans ingest magnesium important role in our in many different ways. One body’s day to day life. of the ways is through Magnesium helps regulate eating different grains; such the heartbeat and keep a as barley, millet, corn and healthy immune system. oats. Another way is by Also it helps keeps strong eating fish like salmon and bones. trout. Water is the primary source of Magnesium along with milk.
  4. 4. What happens to humans when they do not ingest sufficient amounts of magnesium?If you don’t get sufficient amounts ofmagnesium, your body will show signs ofmagnesium deficiency. These can be causedby high intake of alcohol. These symptoms are: Muscle spasms Increased heart rates and hearts contractions Softened bones Disturbance of blood sugar levels Nausea, headaches and loss of appetite
  5. 5. How do humans ingest Phosphorus? The mineral phosphorus is a major component of bones and teeth, second only to calcium. Phosphorus helps to maintain a normal pH (acid-base balance) in the body and generates and utilizes energy.
  6. 6. How does Phosphorus benefithumans when they ingest it? Ithelps keeps strong and healthy bones and teeth. Phosphorus also helps the body create energy and absorb vitamin B.
  7. 7. What happens to humans whenthey do not ingest sufficientamounts of Phosphorus? If you have a phosphorus deficiency in your body, there are many side effects. These include: Bone pain Fatigue Weakness in different areas of the body AnxietyAlso you need to be careful you don’t take tophosphorus in your body. If you eat a lot of junkfood, you can be taking in too much phosphoruseveryday. This can affect your calcium levels.
  8. 8. How do Magnesium andPhosphorus interact with eachother in our bodies? Phosphorusand Magnesium both protect your bones and help keep them strong.