Magnesium plays an important role in contributing to normal muscle function, psychological function, functioning of the nervous system, protein synthesis, energy-yielding metabolism, electrolyte balance, maintenance of normal bones and teeth and plays a role in cell division. When you consider the role each of the above play in the basic health of our bodies, it becomes clear that it is a very important mineral.
If you feel that you may be deficient, consult a health professional.
In the published study “Magnesium in Man, Implications for Health” it states “the importance in the role of Magnesium in platelet function, healthy cell growth, central nervous system signalling and neural synapsis signalling”
The US Department of Health and Human Services website for the Health Professional states “Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm”