Magnesium Benefits

Magnesium’s benefits can include reduced symptoms from conditions such as chronic pain, fatigue and insomnia. Magnesium may also provide protection from a number of chronic diseases, especially those associated with aging and stress.  Recently re-discovered as an overlooked key to good health, a number of medical researchers are recommending increases to the RDA for magnesium […]

Magnesium’s Chemical Composition and Related Properties

Magnesium has the atomic number 12 with 12 protons and approximately 12 neutrons inside its shell, surrounded by 12 electrons orbiting in three shells, with two valence electrons.  The atomic weight of magnesium is 24.3050.  Magnesium’s outer shell has only two electrons out of the ordinary eight, making it highly reactive. It cannot be found […]

Forms of magnesium – Why we need it

Magnesium is a common metal that, in the body, activates hundreds of cellular, biochemical reactions. In the nervous system, it functions as a dampener.  Magnesium is the ninth most abundant element in the universe (1) and the eighth most abundant element in the Earth’s crust. (2)  Below you’ll find over two dozen interesting facts about […]

What Do the Experts Have to Say about Magnesium even Transdermally?

WATCH This Video/Dr. Hyman MD. on magnesium  Magnesium: The most powerful relaxation mineral available… Uploaded on Oct 31, 2007. Could a deficiency in a magnesium be to blame for some of your chronic health problems, lack of sleep or anxiety? In this week’s UltraWellness blog, Mark Hyman, M.D. reveals why this “secret antidote to stress” […]

Magnesium regulates our electrolyte balance

Within every cell in the body, a proper balance of mineral content must be maintained.  Magnesium’s role in the healthy balance (“homeostasis”) of important minerals such as calcium, sodium and potassium affects the conduction of nerve impulses, muscle contraction and heart rhythms.  The body allows mineral ions to flow into and out of the cell from the […]

Magnesium protects our DNA .

Studies have shown that DNA synthesis is slowed by insufficient magnesium. (1), (3) DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the body’s genetic code, used in the building of proteins and the reproduction of cells. The cells in our body are constantly being replaced by new cells. Different types of cells turnover at different rates, with the […]

Magnesium drives our fuel source

Magnesium is a required ingredient of the energy-production process that occurs inside the tiny structures within cells.  The molecule ATP, or adenosine tri-phosphate, is the fundamental unit of energy used in human cells. Many of the functions carried out by cells require ATP to provide the energy for the action. These include:  Muscle fiber contraction  […]

Magnesium powers our enzymes.

Magnesium is crucial to more than 300 enzyme-driven biochemical reactions occurring in the body on a near constant basis.  All nutrients used by the human body function as either:  Sources of energy  Building blocks for body structures  Elements needed to regulate and control the body’s many functions  Like most vitamins, magnesium’s role is primarily regulatory. […]

Magnesium, how it Functions in the Body

Understanding Ionic Magnesium and the Body’s Chemistry  Magnesium an abundant element inside human cells and the fourth most abundant positively charged ion mineral in the human body. (1), (2) Within the body’s cells, it serves literally hundreds of functions.  In nature, magnesium can be found in many different forms, bonded with other atoms, such as:  […]

What is Magnesium?

Magnesium is an abundant mineral inside human cells, and the fourth most abundant positively charged ion mineral in the human body. Within the body’s cells, it serves literally hundreds of functions. Without magnesium we could not produce energy, our muscles would be in a permanent state of contraction, and we could not adjust the levels […]