Magnesium is an essential macro mineral abundantly present in the body which is involved in number of chemical reactions and promotes health. Magnesium is cofactor for about 300 enzymes that control varied biochemical reaction in the body including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, stabilizes blood sugar and blood pressure.

The human body has about 25gram of magnesium of which 50% is stored in the skeletal system and rest in the bones, muscles and bodily fluids.

Functions

Magnesium plays a potent role in converting food into energy.

It is required for protein formation and produces protein from amino acids.

Magnesium is an essential mineral for gene maintenance which creates and repairs DNA and RNA.

Magnesium regulates the contraction and relaxation of the muscles.

Magnesium is an important mineral that transmits messages throughout the brain and nervous system.

Magnesium rich foods