Magnesium during pregnancy

An important mineral for you and your child

Pregnancy is a joyous time but also requires a willingness to change habits of everyday life. In addition to practical and organizational questions, healthy nutrition is now increasingly the main concern of the mother to be.

Tips for a healthy pregnancy

  • Generally pay attention to a well-balanced, healthy nutrition with lots of fruit and vegetables
  • Avoid raw meat or slightly undercooked meat, raw eggs, raw fish and unpasteurised milk (also raw milk products such as soft cheese). These products can contain germs such as toxoplasma or Listeria, which can be harmful to the unborn child.
  • Avoid offal! This is not recommended because of the harmful substances it might contain.
  • Take several small meals throughout the day.
  • Avoid fatty meals and food leading to flatulence and reduce the intake of sweets. This advice especially applies to fast food and convenience products, which are usually salty and fatty.
  • Do not drink alcohol!
  • Drink 2 litres a day, preferably still mineral water.
  • Keep yourself healthy and fit with light endurance sports such as walking or aqua-fitness!

Gynaecologists recommend magnesium!

Because of the growth of the developing child, the magnesium requirement of the mother rises during pregnancy. At the same time, because of the transformation of the metabolism of the mother, the excretion of magnesium via the kidney is increased about 25%. In the second half of pregnancy, at the latest, the magnesium requirement is difficult to cover reliably via nutrition alone. Typical symptoms of magnesium deficiency might arise: e.g. calf cramps, muscle twitching or muscle tension. In this case, a potential magnesium deficiency should be discussed with the gynaecologist. If the magnesium deficiency is not treated, it can be the cause of premature labour pains.

Which magnesium?

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung (DGE; German Association for Nutrition) recommends 310 mg magnesium per day for pregnant women. Foodstuffs contain magnesium in an organic form, e.g. as magnesium citrate. In this form, the magnesium can be absorbed naturally and easily by the body. The various pharmaceutical forms, dosages and tastes enable you to make an individual choice with regard to the magnesium supplement suitable for you from the Magnesium-Diasporal® product line.

Pregnant women require more magnesium. Their magnesium requirements cannot always be met via their food intake and should therefore be acquired in food supplements e.g. with the tasteless Magnesium Diasporal® 400 EXTRA Capsules.

During pregnancy, the metabolism changes and the magnesium requirement rises.