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Magnesium is needed by more than 300 enzymes

Over 300 Enzymes Need Magnesium to Function

Mg2+-dependent enzymes appear in virtually every metabolic pathway

Helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function (works together with calcium) – Mg affects cell mechanisms controlling muscle and nerve cell activity.

–    Mg orchestrates the electric current that sparks through the body's miles of nerves

–    Mg serves as “gatekeeper”to stop calcium entering into and activating a nerve - with Mg deficiency, the nerve can become over-activated, which can cause muscle tension, soreness, spasms, cramps and fatigue, migraine, and spastic lower esophageal and pyloric sphincter function leading to GERD;


–    Mg promotes normal bowel function

–   Keeps heart rhythm steady (the heart is a muscle) - Research suggests that cardiac muscle (the heart) is more sensitive to magnesium intake than skeletal muscle.


Supports a healthy immune system - fighting infection

Promotes proper/strong formation of bones and teeth

Helps regulate blood sugar levels -intracellular enzyme tyrosine kinase needs Mg to allow insulin to lower blood sugar

Promotes normal blood pressure – Mg stimulates production of prostacyclins and nitric oxide (NO) –both potent artery-relaxing agents.

Key involvement in cellular ATP energy production

Involved in metabolism of protein, carbohydrates and fats - Mg is required for the binding of thiamine (vitamin B1) to thiamine-using enzymes within the cell. Thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP) is a coenzyme in the catabolism (breakdown) of sugars and amino acids;

Converts Vitamin D to CALCITRIOL (its active form) –crucial in many health functions

Involved in protein synthesis

Other enzymes that rely on Mg - creatine-kinase activation, adenylate-cyclase, and sodium-potassium-ATPase

Mg helps transport other minerals across cell membranes

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