What is the role of magnesium sulfate in health products
Recently, a customer inquired about magnesium sulfate and said that they have seen a lot of health products with magnesium sulfate on them, and want to know what role magnesium sulfate plays in health products.
Magnesium plays an extremely important role in the metabolism of sugar and protein. If children in the growth and development period have indigestion and use vitamin D, magnesium salts should be supplemented. Magnesium has many physiological functions similar to potassium. Because the clinical manifestations of magnesium deficiency are similar to those of potassium deficiency, magnesium deficiency is often overlooked. When the symptoms of potassium deficiency are not improved after potassium supplementation, the possibility of magnesium deficiency should be considered first, so that hypomagnesemia can be corrected in time. Therefore, patients with long-term infusion should pay attention to magnesium supplementation while supplementing potassium. Adding 1 gram of magnesium sulfate to the daily infusion can prevent the occurrence of hypomagnesemia.
In the field of medicine, external application of magnesium sulfate powder can reduce swelling, be used to treat swelling after external injuries of the limbs, and help improve rough skin. Magnesium sulfate is easily soluble in water and not absorbed by oral administration. Magnesium ions and sulfate ions in the aqueous solution are not easily absorbed by the intestinal wall, which increases the osmotic pressure in the intestine, and the water in the body fluid moves to the intestinal cavity, which increases the volume of the intestinal cavity. The intestinal wall expands, thereby stimulating the afferent nerve endings in the intestinal wall, reflexively causing increase in bowel motility and catharsis. Its effect is on all intestinal segments, so the effect is fast and strong. Used as a catharsis agent and duodenal drainage agent.
Magnesium sulfate intravenous injection and intramuscular injection are mainly used for anticonvulsant. It can cause vasodilatation and lower blood pressure. Due to the central inhibitory effect of magnesium sulfate, skeletal muscle relaxation, and hypotensive effect, it is mainly used clinically to relieve eclampsia and tetanus. Other convulsions are also used for the treatment of hypertensive crisis. It is also used to detoxify barium salt.