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The role Magnesium plays in our well-being


From the point of view of orthomolecular medicine, Dr. Mercola, world-reknowned osteopathic physician and alternative medicine proponent says on his website: "Magnesium is the most important mineral for human beings, because it cannot be accumulated, like calcium for example, but must be taken on a daily basis. Magnesium plays a key role in our hectic lifestyles. How we feel, whether we are able to master our daily challenges, and how much energy and strength we have – both physically and mentally – largely depends on the magnesium availability in our body."


Researchers have now detected 3,751 Magnesium binding sites on human proteins, indicating that its role in human health and disease may have been vastly underestimated. For this reason even a mild deficiency of magnesium has noticeable health effects. 


Magnesium is found in more than 300 different enzymes in your body, which are responsible for:


  • Creation of ATP (adenosine triphospate), the energy molecules of your body

  • Proper formation of bones and teeth

  • Relaxation of blood vessels

  • Action of our heart muscle

  • Promotion of proper bowel function

  • Regulation of blood sugar levels


But its role in human health goes even further, and its benefits may be more far-reaching than we've imagined.'s database project has indexed over 100 health benefits of magnesium so far, including therapeutic benefits for:


  • Fibromyalgia 

  • Atrial fibrillation 

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Premenstrual syndrome 

  • Cardiovascular disease 

  • Migraine 

  • Aging 

  • Mortality


Magnesium also plays a role in your body's detoxification processes and therefore is important for helping to prevent damage from environmental chemicals, heavy metals and other toxins. Even glutathione, our body's most powerful antioxidant that has even been called "the master antioxidant," requires magnesium for its synthesis.

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