Magnesium – The Miracle Mineral

Magnesium orchestrates the proper functioning of approximately 80% of the body’s metabolic processes – those which are responsible for life sustaining actions. It does this by binding to and activating the enzymes and compounds that are responsible for more than a 1000 chemical reactions that occur at your body’s cellular level. Because magnesium is required to activate these enzymes and compounds, it is known as a cofactor; without which your body could not carry out these chemical processes that let us function on a daily basis.

Magnesium is a cofactor for Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) which plays a vital role in energy metabolism. Unless Magnesium is present to activate ATP, your body cannot meet all its energy needs.

Magnesium is also a cofactor for Vitamin C and activates one of the body’s most important antioxidant nutrients supporting the immune system. Magnesium is also a cofactor for many other nutrients including zinc, potassium, B vitamins, copper, calcium and vitamin D. Without Magnesium, it would be impossible to absorb and use these necessary ingredients. So popping your calcium supplements and Vitamin D supplements will not be effective unless you are magnesium sufficient.

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