Magnesium is the most abundant element in the body and plays multiple elementary roles. It monitors enzyme functioning, protein & DNA synthesis, and balances minerals in the body. Surprisingly, it also comes with calming effects making you sleep better at night.
If there is a magnesium deficiency, you might start to see symptoms like fatigue and muscle weakness, irritability, high blood pressure, insomnia, moodiness, muscle cramps and PMS.
Yes. One of its functions is to stimulate enzymes that lower bad cholesterol and enhance good cholesterol.
The primary causes of magnesium deficiency are due to stress, pregnancy, illness related to intestine functioning, excess alcohol, diabetes and kidney disorders.
Those suffering from kidney and liver diseases, headache and migraine, heart disorders, osteoporosis, and insomnia should consider magnesium supplementation.
Cereals, legumes, green vegetables (like spinach), fruits (bananas, raspberries, avocado), nuts, seeds, seafood, and tofu are some food sources rich in magnesium.