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What is the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of magnesium?

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics
The RDA for Magnesium varies according to your age and gender. Magnesium is found primarily in green leafy vegetables, unpolished grains, nuts, meat, starches and milk. 
  • RDA for Children ages 1-3 is 80mg, 4-8yrs is 130mg.
  • Males ages 9-13 is 240mg, 14-18yrs is 410mg, 19-30yrs is 400mg, 31to>70yrs is 420mg.
  • For females ages 9-13 RDA is 240mg, 14-18 yrs is 360mg, 19-30 yrs is 310mg, 31 yrs to >70yrs RDA is 320mg. 
  • During Pregnancy RDA for <18 yrs is 400mg, 19-30 yrs is 350mg, >31yrs is 360mg.
  • During Lactation RDA for <18yrs is 360mg, 19-30 yrs is 310mg, >31yrs is 320mg.

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