- Created: Tuesday, 16 October 2018 12:05
Magnesium is a mineral found in the earth, sea, plants and animals including humans. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and plays several important roles in the health of your body and brain. Almost every cell of our body contains Magnesium and needs it to function. Read on to learn about the important roles of Magnesium in our bodies…
1. Assisting with Biochemical Reactions in Your Body
About 60% of the Magnesium in your body is found in bone, while the rest is in muscles, soft tissues and fluids, including blood. Magnesium also known as a "helper molecule" assists in the biochemical reactions continuously performed by enzymes. It’s involved in more than 600 reactions in your body, such as:
- Energy creation: Converting food to energy.
- Protein formation: Creating new proteins from amino acids.
- Gene maintenance: Creating and repairing DNA.
- Muscle movements: helping muscles to contract and relax.
- Nervous system regulation: Regulating neurotransmitters, to send messages throughout your brain and nervous system.