In 1993, the European Scientific Committee for Food determined an acceptable magnesium intake range for adults of 150–500 milligram (mg) per day (52).
|Life Stage||Age||Males: (mg/day)||Females: (mg/day)|
|Infants||0–6 months||30 (AI)||30 (AI)|
|Infants||7–12 months||75 (AI)||75 (AI)|
|Adults||19 - 50 years||400||310|
|Adults||51 years and older||420||320|
|Pregnancy||18 years and younger||-||400|
|Pregnancy||31 years and older||-||360|
|Breast-feeding||18 years and younger||-||360|
|Breast-feeding||31 years and older||-||320|
In 2010 it has been reported that around 60% of adults in the US do not consume the estimated average requirement for magnesium (60).
For a detailed overview of recommended daily intakes (PRIs/RDAs) of vitamins and minerals for adults derived from different countries and organizations see PDF.
Authored by Dr Peter Engel in 2010 and reviewed and revised by Angelika Friedel on 03.05.2017.