Magnesium, like calcium and phosphorus, is considered a major mineral important to both nutrition and medicine. Most people in the United States probably do not get enough magnesium from their diets. Magnesium is an important element in the body since it activates or is involved in many basic processes or functions including the following:
- Cofactor for over 300 enzymes
- Oxidation of fatty acids
- Activation of amino acids
- Immune function
- Interactions with other nutrients including potassium, vitamin B6, and boron
Magnesium is important for every organ in the body, particularly the heart, muscles, and kidneys. It also contributes to the composition of teeth and bones. Some medical conditions may deplete the body’s store of magnesium including intestinal flu, vomiting, diarrhea, and certain stomach and bowel diseases. Too much coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol — as well as heavy menstrual periods or prolonged stress — may also lower magnesium levels.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) tablet, four (4) times daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.