Magnesium is a mineral essential for overall body function. It is involved in over 300 chemical reactions including:
- Supporting healthy bones and teeth
- Maintaining proper muscle and nerve function
- Keeping heart rate steady
- Regulating blood sugar
While 50-60% of it can be found in the bones, the rest is in the tissues, muscles and organs.
Despite magnesium being widely distributed in both plant an animal food sources, deficiency is extremely common, affecting about 50% of Americans. Those at risk include people with gastrointestinal diseases (i.e. Crohn’s, celiac disease, IBS) due to malabsorption, alcoholics, athletes, postmenopausal women, those taking medications causing excessive urination, and those consuming a highly processed diet.Continue reading “Your Quick and Easy Guide to Magnesium”