[Effect of various methods of supplementing magnesium on health status of children under special care].Ann Acad Med Stetin 1995; 41:211-9AA
Fifty pupils, aged 18 years, with minor mental handicap have been examined. The aim of the work was to evaluate the levels of magnesium, calcium, zinc and copper in serum and in hair in the examined population, and also the levels of magnesium, calcium, zinc and copper in serum and in hair in the examined population, and also the correlation between supplementation and pupils learning effects, perception and ability of concentration. Supplementation method, kind of preparations and their doses were analyzed and estimated accordingly. Investigations dealt with assessment of magnesium supplementation after Dolomit (320 mg for 7 intensive days of each month) and Lactomag (140 mg every day) for 6 months. Effects of supplementation were assessed by results of Vocational Power Test and by average marks before and after treatment. Deficiency of all the examined bioelements both in serum and hair was recorded prior to treatment. After magnesium supplementation, levels of bioelements were significantly changed except magnesium (Tax. 1,2,3,4,). That was due most probably to high deficiency of magnesium before the treatment. The use of these drugs evidently improved mental power of adolescents. There was no difference between the effects exerted by Dolomit and Lactomag, except the higher calcium level in hair after Dolomit treatment. The conclusions is that pupils with mental handicap should be provided with magnesium preparations because their effects are highly positive.