Magnesium

1 December 2015, 01:38

Magnesium is an essential mineral to sustain life; it is catalysed in more than three hundred of our body’s enzyme systems including protein synthesis, blood pressure regulation, energy production, nerve function, the structural development of bone, production of DNA and RNA, the transportation across cell membranes of calcium and potassium, sustaining the cardiovascular system and process, also nerve and muscle function.

Our bodies contain around 25g, half of which is in our structural frame (our bones), just under 1% in our blood serum the balance of the magnesium is in our soft and connective tissue. We excrete approximately 120mg daily in our urine; it is important to maintain our magnesium intake to maintain good health structural health, mobility, strength, body function and processes.

Rich sources of magnesium include;

almonds, cashews, peanuts, cereal, soy milk, black beans, apples, bananas, broccoli, raisins, milk, fish, chicken, meat, yoghurt, avocado and potatoes to name but a few.

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