Magnesium is a mineral with a fundamentally important physiological function in the body. However, typical diets in several industrialized countries often provide less than adequate amounts of magnesium. Supplementation with bioavailable magnesium citrate can help bridge the gap between dietary intake and optimal requirement.
Magnesium plays an essential role in a wide range of fundamental cellular reactions. More than 300 enzymes require magnesium as a cofactor. Complexed with adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the main carrier of metabolic energy in the body, magnesium is essential for all biosynthetic processes, including nutrient metabolism. Magnesium is also involved in maintaining normal electrolyte balance and proper muscle function, including the heart muscle.
Two thirds of the body’s magnesium content is located in the skeleton. Recent animal studies show that magnesium supplementation supports bone formation and increases its dynamic strength, while also balancing normal bone resorption processes.
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