Magnesium is a crucial macronutrient for human health. It is essential to more than 300 cellular processes, some of which include muscle & nerve function, heart rhythm, and peristalsis (muscular contractions of the digestive system). To be deficient in magnesium guarantees a sub-optimal level of health. Severe lack of magnesium can seriously impair all bodily functions.
Magnesium is a major component of your muscles and bones, with approximately 50% of total body magnesium stored in the bones. Magnesium is required for your body to properly absorb and regulate calcium, and thus maintain strong bones & ligaments.
The human body runs on electricity. Magnesium powers the movement of electrically charged ions through the blood and across nerve cell membranes. This movement of electricity allows your muscles to move, your heart to beat, your breath to come in and out.
Healthy levels of magnesium maintain cellular communication in the body. A deficiency of magnesium causes a disturbance to the flow of this electricity through the nervous system, producing a great deal of pain and illness.