Function

  • Strong teeth and bones with calcium is part of our extracellular matrix
  • Main structural component of cell membranes
  • Present in genetic material, both DNA & RNA
  • Critically important for energy metabolism, ADP & ATP—energy currency of every cell.
  • Can help ADD

Deficiency syndromes

  • Muscle weakness
  • Altered mental status
  • Irritability
  • Double vision
  • Heart & Lung failure

Toxicity

  • Altered mental status
  • Seizures
  • Muscle spasms (tetany)
  • Abnormal sensations (paresthesias)
  • Prolonged QT (cardiac electrical conduction system) interval
  • Heart failure
  • Cataracts