Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for the body and yet the health benefits are often underestimated. According to the National Institutes of Health: “Magnesium is necessary for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps to maintain normal muscle and nervous function, keeps the heart rhythm stable, supports a healthy immune system and maintains the bones strong. Magnesium also helps to regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. There is a greater interest in the role of magnesium in the prevention and management of disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestine.
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