Increased Magnesium Excretion

Typical Presentation
  • Using Diuretics
  • Coffee intake
  • Alcohol intake
  • Stress
  • Latent acidosis
  • Some health conditions

This happens when excessive amounts are excreted through the kidneys and urine. The kidneys are responsible for not only Magnesium excretion but also its reabsoption into the body for further use.Normally approximately 2400mg of Magnesium is filtered by the kidneys per day, 90-95% is retrieved.

Drugs such as diuretics, cytotoxic drugs, antimicrobial agents, beta adrenergic antagonists (“beta Blockers” or “blood pressure” medication) will increase Magnesium excretion. Even though in some cases the ailments the medication is treating will be benefited by a good Magnesium supplement.

Some food additives such as mannitol  can cause a marked increase in Magnesium excretion.

Stress can also affect Magnesium status.

There are a number of Health conditions which will also indicate increased excretion issues. It is recommended to consult a practitioner.

  • Reduce or avoid mannitol in the diet
  • Minimize carbonated drinks (fizzy drinks)
  • Reduce coffee intake
  • Reduce alcohol intake
  • Ensure adequate water intake.

Generally again supplementation is required. Highly bioavailable Magnesium supplement. With increased than recommended dosage – should be supervised by your practitioner.


If you feel you could have deficiency please take the Magnesium Minute Survey.