Vivoo Magnesium Box

Vivoo Magnesium Box

Magnesium is an essential mineral that supports over 600 enzyme reactions in the human body. Magnesium is crucial for many bodily functions, and is thus essential for wellness. Ensuring that you’re meeting your daily magnesium requirements is of paramount importance.

That’s where Vivoo comes in. Our urine test strips allow you to determine your magnesium levels in real-time, and even provide you with personalized lifestyle and nutritional advice that’ll help tweak your levels if necessary. In other words, Vivoo makes it possible for you to be the best version of yourself.

How Much Magnesium Should You Take Daily?

The RDA for healthy adults is 310-320 mg daily for women and 400-420 mg for men. While most people can meet their daily requirements through their diet, supplementation may still be necessary in some circumstances.

Magnesium is easily found in both plant and animal-based foods. In plant-based foods, magnesium-rich sources include leafy greens, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, while animal-based options like fish and dairy products can also provide this vital nutrient. Maintaining an adequate magnesium intake is important for overall health and well-being.

What is Magnesium Good for?

Magnesium is involved in many important functions in the body, including nerve function. The mineral’s other well-known benefits include muscle contraction, relaxation management, and optimal hydration support.

Magnesium Sources

Magnesium is easily found in both plant and animal-based foods. Note that green leafy vegetables that contain the porphyrin group in chlorophyll are especially rich in magnesium. These vegetables include spinach, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.

Foods containing the most magnesium include:

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Basil

  • Mint

  • Almonds

  • Chocolate

  • Spinach

  • Fish

  • Avocado

How Can You Test Magnesium Levels at Home with Vivoo?

Taking a urine test is the simplest way to assess your magnesium levels, and it's the most convenient method for monitoring your magnesium levels from the comfort of your home. Numerous brands offer at-home urine tests designed to help you gauge your magnesium levels, allowing you to experiment with different options to find the one that suits you best.

In most cases, other at-home urine tests available in the market focus solely on magnesium levels. However, Vivoo offers a unique advantage by providing real-time data on eight other vital wellness parameters, such as vitamin C and calcium levels. But that's not all—unlike competing tests, the Vivoo App delivers actionable nutritional and lifestyle recommendations prepared by certified dietitians, enabling you to enhance your overall well-being.

For those curious about their magnesium levels, Vivoo is the solution. Vivoo transforms your urine data into personalized dietary and lifestyle guidance that seamlessly integrates into your daily routine. Each piece of advice available on Vivoo has been expertly crafted by a team of doctors, nutritionists, and dietitians. Embark on your wellness journey today and promptly assess your magnesium levels with Vivoo!

How to Evaluate Possible Results?

Vivoo’s magnesium parameter measures the magnesium level in your urine. We ratio it with creatinine values to increase its accuracy. The magnesium box gives you information on your body’s magnesium level in real-time. Here’s how to interpret your results:

  • Score:3/10 and 5/10
  • Label: Low
  • Value: 0 - 0.22 mg/mg Mg/Cr

A low urine magnesium level occurs when the magnesium levels in your urine are lower than average.

Several factors, including your lifestyle habits and current wellness status, can affect your urine magnesium level, such as:

  • Inadequate and unbalanced magnesium intake
  • Poor absorption
  • Alcoholism 

Low magnesium levels may cause the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle cramps
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Decrease in sleep quality
  • Score:10/10
  • Label: Optimal
  • Value:0.25- 0.56 mg/mg Mg/Cr

An optimal urine magnesium level means that the magnesium levels in your urine are normal. Typically, you’d need to be intentional about – and consistent with – monitoring your daily magnesium intake to achieve this optimal level. 

Achieving an optimal urine magnesium level helps with the:

  • Control of hormones
  • The function of calcium and potassium in the body
  • Protection of our cells from harmful elements
  • Score:8/10 and 6/10
  • Label: High
  • Value: 0.67 - 6.58 mg/mg Mg/Cr

A high urine magnesium level occurs when the magnesium levels in your urine are higher than expected. 

There may be different reasons for this, such as:

  • Excessive intake of magnesium-rich foods
  • Overuse of magnesium supplements
  • Use of medications containing magnesium
  • Calcium deficiency

What is a Normal Urine Magnesium Level?

The normal level of magnesium in your urine can vary from person to person based on factors like age, gender, diet, and overall health. Under physiological conditions, ∼2400 mg of magnesium in plasma is filtered by the kidneys. About 95% of the filtered load is reabsorbed immediately, and only 3-5% is excreted in the urine, i.e., approximately 100 mg. However, keep in mind that this range can vary slightly depending on the human metabolism, lab or testing method used. (3)

Your body carefully controls magnesium levels, and your kidneys help maintain the right balance. If your urine magnesium levels are significantly higher or lower than the normal range, it might indicate how much magnesium you are taking and how your body handles magnesium.

When you take a urine test with Vivoo, obtaining a value for your Magnesium parameter between 0.25-0.6 mmol/mmol Mg/Cre indicates that you have received sufficient Magnesium.

The Vivoo Magnesium Parameter measures your magnesium/creatinine rate with its strong correlation to urinary magnesium excretion over a 24-hour period.

Creatinine, a byproduct of muscle metabolism, is normally released into the urine at a constant rate. Its level in the urine is an indication of urine concentration. This property of creatinine allows its measurement to be used to correct for urine concentration when measuring magnesium in a random urine sample.

When Should You Test Your Magnesium Level?

Testing your magnesium level in urine can be done for various reasons, and the timing of the test can depend on your specific health concerns. Here are some situations in which testing your magnesium level in urine might be appropriate:

1. If you want to keep track of how much magnesium you get on a regular basis.

2. When experiencing symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

3. If you're taking magnesium supplements, to monitor levels.

Urine magnesium testing may not always reflect overall magnesium status, so other tests may also be used.

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Written by Melda Tunçbiz, reviewed by Nutrition Specialist Esra Kozan on June 14, 2023

Table of Contents

How Much Magnesium Should You Take Daily?

What is Magnesium Good For?

Magnesium Sources

How Can You Test Magnesium Levels at Home with Vivoo?

How to Evaluate Possible Results?

What is a Normal Urine Magnesium Level?

When Should You Test Your Magnesium Level?

Frequently Asked Question


1. What do magnesium levels indicate?

Magnesium levels in urine can reveal important information about your magnesium balance. Magnesium levels can indicate:


  • Deficiency: Low magnesium levels can suggest a lack of this vital mineral, leading to muscle weakness, cramps and irregular heartbeats.

  • Excess: High magnesium levels may result from too many supplements, high magnesium intake with foods or certain medical conditions like diabetes, causing nausea and weakness.

2. Is it normal to have magnesium in urine?

Yes, it is normal to have some magnesium in your urine.

The body goes through a daily metabolic cycle. An amount taken daily remains in the body to be used regularly in body functions, while the excess is excreted from the body. 

If you have too much magnesium, your body will excrete the excess through urine. If you are magnesium deficient, your body doesn't excrete magnesium too much to preserve this important mineral.

3. How can I test for magnesium deficiency at home?

  • Look for Signs: Pay attention to signs like muscle cramps, fatigue, headaches, irregular heartbeat, and mood swings.

  • Keep a Food Diary: Track your diet to see if you're eating magnesium-rich foods like nuts, seeds, and leafy greens.

  • Check your sleep quality: Magnesium can help to regulate sleep, so magnesium deficiency can make it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep.

  • Do a Urine Test: An at-home urine test is the easiest way to assess magnesium levels, and you can do it from home. Various brands offer these tests, but Vivoo provides real-time data on 9 wellness parameters, including magnesium, vitamin C, and calcium levels, for a comprehensive wellness overview.

4. What is the fastest way to increase magnesium levels?

  • The fastest way to increase magnesium levels in your body is to consume magnesium-rich foods or take magnesium supplements. Here are some options:

    • Dietary Sources: Eat magnesium-rich foods like nuts, seeds, leafy greens, whole grains, beans, and dark chocolate.

    • Magnesium supplements

    • Mineral water

    Always consult a healthcare professional before taking supplements and avoid excessive magnesium intake.

    It's important not to exceed recommended daily intake levels for magnesium, as excessive magnesium intake can lead to adverse effects. Your healthcare provider can help determine the right approach to increase your magnesium levels based on your specific needs and circumstances

5. What are the symptoms of high magnesium levels?

Too much magnesium from food isn’t typically a problem for healthy adults. That’s because excess amounts of the mineral can be excreted from the body. However, the same can’t be said for the overuse of magnesium supplements. More specifically, high doses of magnesium that you get via medications or supplements can cause some problems in the digestive system. 

Symptoms of higher-than-normal magnesium levels are pretty similar to those of magnesium deficiency. These include: 

  • Nausea

  • Muscle weakness


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