MAGNESIUM is required for the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats necessary for energy production. Moreover, this multi-talented mineral supports the synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids (the building blocks of our DNA). Magnesium also supports the structural integrity of bone, cell membranes, and chromosomes. Furthermore, it enhances cell signaling (communication), as well as cell migration to support wound healing. The liver depends on magnesium for the synthesis of glutathione, a major player in the detoxification pathways of the liver.
A deficiency in magnesium over time may result in low blood levels of calcium, potassium, as well as magnesium with symptoms such as muscle tremors, spasms, and tetany, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, as well as personality/mood changes. Of course, all the signs and symptoms of low calcium and potassium levels as described above may also occur.