What Does Magnesium Do? How Magnesium Benefits the Body

What Does Magnesium Do? The Benefits of Magnesium
Magnesium is one of seven essential minerals the body requires. The other six minerals include:
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Chloride
  • Phosphorous
  • Sulfur 
Why do we need magnesium? Magnesium is found in every bodily organ. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, and supports over 300 enzyme systems that regulate many biochemical reactions. It also plays a role in supporting the normal metabolism of calcium and potassium. It supports the normal functioning of muscle and nerve tissue, and works with calcium to help maintain the normal regulation of the heart.* 
Magnesium supports the body’s ability to synthesize, or “make”, proteins by delivering signals to our DNA that trigger the expression of amino acids.* 
Approximately 50% to 60% of the body’s magnesium is found in the bones, with the rest in soft tissues. In fact, magnesium also supports bone health. Along with calcium, magnesium plays a role in the structural development of bone. It also helps support the body’s ability to build teeth. * 
Magnesium may help support cardiovascular health. It also works with calcium to help maintain normal blood pressure.* 
Magnesium also supports normal blood platelet activity and works to help maintain normal blood glucose and normal cholesterol levels.*

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