Magnesium is an essential mineral required by the body for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, keeping a healthy immune system, maintaining heart rhythm, regulating blood sugar level and building strong bones. It is important for hundreds of bodily processes and can have an effect on virtually every organ system within the body.
This macro mineral is a cofactor for over 300 enzymes in the body, is involved in biochemical reactions and acts in concert with calcium to support cell, tissue, and organ functions. It is also a vital catalyst in the activity of those enzymes involved in energy production.
Magnesium Can Help:
- Assist in the uptake of calcium and potassium
- Reduce fibromyalgia symptoms
- Prevent calcification of soft tissue
- Play a role in bone formation
- Prevent osteoporosis
- Detoxify hormones, especially estrogen
- Prevent depression, muscle weakness, and PMS
- Maintain the body’s proper PH
- Maintain normal body temperature
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and is essential to good health; it is sometimes regarded as a “smoothie” mineral, since it has the ability to relax our muscles.
In our bones we have around 50% of total body magnesium, about 25% is in the muscles, other cell types and body fluids. In our blood we have only 1% of magnesium, we can’t make magnesium in our body, it need be provided through food and water.
A deficiency in magnesium can lead to muscle spasms, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety disorders, migraines, osteoporosis, and cerebral infarction.
It’s a small part but very important component of long health.