Saturday, May 16, 2009

Magnesium, What Is It?

Magnesium, what is it?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Aprrox. 50% of the bodies magnesium is found in bone. The other half is predominantly found inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant.

Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain muscle and nerve function, keeps the heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. These is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines. Magnesium is excreted through the kidneys.

Next, more about magnesium, what foods have it and how much you need (parts 2 & 3).

Blessings for a Glorious Day!

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