All You Need To Know About Magnesium Deficiency

How much magnesium do I need daily?

Daily recommendations of calcium differ according to age, sex, daily activity, the person’s status of health, metabolic, and medical conditions. But, the recommended calcium amount according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is:

  • From birth to 6 months: 30 mg
  • Infants from 7 to 12 months: 75 mg
  • Children from 1 to 3 years: 80 mg
  • Children from 4 to 8 years: 130 mg
  • Children from 9 to 13 years: 240 mg
  • Teen boys from 14 to 18 years: 410 mg
  • Teen girls from 14 to 18 years: 360 mg
  • Male adult from 19 to 30 years: 400 mg
  • Female adult from 19 to 30 years: 310 mg
  • Pregnant teens from 14 to 18: 400 mg
  • Pregnant women from 19 to 30: 350 mg
  • Pregnant women from 31 to 50: 360 mg
  • Breastfeeding teens from 14 to 18: 360 mg
  • Breastfeeding women from 19 to 30: 310 mg
  • Breastfeeding teens from 14 to 18: 320 mg
  • Male adults from 31 years and older: 420 mg
  • female adults from 31 years and older: 320 mg

People at risk of magnesium deficiency may need more than the daily magnesium recommendation.