Can overdose of magnesium cause hair breakage?

by Kathy
(Encino, CA)

Can overdose of magnesium cause hair breakage?



Hi Kathy,

Can you please tell me why you believe that you overdoses on magnesium? I don't have enough information to provide you with any meaningful opinion.

Kerri Knox, RN

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by: Kathy

I started taking Magnesium about 5 months ago. This is the only supplement that I am taking. I have noticed that my hair toward the ends are breaking badly.

When I brush my hair, the small pieces fall on the sink and almost cover the whole sink. I did cut my hair and I still have the same problem. I do not take any other vitamins but I just started on B Complex and E recently to see whether the problem goes away.

Never heard of that..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Kathy,

Just so you understand, there are 'side effects' and there are 'overdoses'. These are VERY VERY different things. A Magnesium Overdose is an emergency condition and it's likely that you'll end up going to the emergency room for immediate treatment.

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When you just have something bad happen from taking normal dosages, that is a side effect. So, hair falling out is NOT due to an overdose on magnesium.

While it COULD be a side effect, it sounds unlikely and I've never heard of that before and it's never ever mentioned in any area of literature. Having said that, everyone is different and everyone has different reactions to every single thing that they take. And I guarantee that if we wait long enough, someone else will say that they started losing their hair after starting magnesium too.

Coincidence? Who knows. Sorry that I don't have an answer for you.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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