Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the human body. It is an essential cofactor for more than 300 chemical reactions, including those relating to heart health, vascular tone, nerve function and muscle contraction and relaxation. Magnesium is also necessary for tooth and bone formation, protein synthesis and cell division. In addition magnesium contributes to normal energy metabolism, healthy psychological function, reducing tiredness and fatigue; and in children magnesium contributes to normal growth and development.
Magnesium deficiency is increasingly being implicated in a large number of health conditions with much research ongoing. One of the ways we've traditionally consumed magnesium is through our diet, however, due to soil depletion from modern farming practices, minerals have been stripped from the soil.