Magnesium Oxide Applications
In traditional medicine, magnesium oxide is used as a mineral supplement for the prevention and treatment of magnesium deficiency in the blood. Magnesium is a very important component for the normal functioning of cells, nerves, muscles, bones and the heart.
Generally, a well-balanced diet ensures normal blood magnesium levels. However, taking medicines such as furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide, gastrointestinal diseases, poor diet, alcoholism and diabetes mellitus lead to the development of magnesium deficiency in the body.
The antacid properties of magnesium oxide help with indigestion, increased stomach acidity and heartburn, neutralizing the acidity of the stomach. Magnesium oxide is also used as a laxative in the treatment of stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers and calcium oxalate stones in the kidneys.
Magnesium oxide is a part of medicines and nutritional supplements, the action of which is aimed at replenishing magnesium deficiency in organism. Medicines based on magnesium oxide are taken orally, preferably with meals, to prevent upset stomach and diarrhea.