Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth-most abundant mineral in the body. Although a mere 1% of the magnesium in our bodies circulates in the bloodstream, it is needed for more than 300 reactions that take place on a constant basis. About 50% of magnesium is associated with bones, and the other half is divided among cells that make up our tissues and organs. Magnesium helps make proteins and is crucial for energy production. It also helps regulate other minerals in the body including calcium and potassium.

Quick Summary

Magnesium contributes to energy production and to the functioning of the nervous, muscular and cardiovascular systems.

Why is Magnesium important?

Magnesium plays a vital role in muscle contraction, normal heart rhythm and nerve cell communication, plus it helps maintain the strength of cell membranes and bones.

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)

375mg

Where can you find Magnesium?

  • Whole grains
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Legumes
  • Green leafy vegetables

Magnesium functions

  • Contributes to electrolyte balance
  • Contributes to the maintenance of normal bone/teeth
  • Contributes to energy-yielding metabolism
  • Contributes to muscle function including the heart muscle
  • Contributes to nerve function
  • Contributes to protein synthesis
  • Contributes to normal cell division
  • Can contribute to a reduction of fatigue
  • Contributes to normal psychological functions

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