If you figure celiac disease causes malabsorption - which it does - then you have to keep your eyes out for any of the vitamins and minerals we need showing up in short supply.
A quick read of Wikipedia shows:
"Over 300 enzymes require the presence of magnesium ions for their catalytic action, including all enzymes utilizing or synthesizing ATP, or those which use other nucleotides to synthesize DNA and RNA. ATP exists in cells normally as a chelate of ATP and a magnesium ion."
"Excess magnesium in the blood is freely filtered at the kidneys, and for this reason it is difficult to overdose on magnesium from dietary sources alone. With supplements, overdose is possible, however, particularly in people with poor renal function; occasionally, with use of high cathartic doses of magnesium salts, severe hypermagnesemia has been reported to occur even without renal dysfunction."
So, we really really really really need enough magnesium, and it's pretty darn difficult to get too much.
[off to go take a mag supplement]
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