Magnesium: The “iron” of the plant world
Magnesium - Mg is the central atom of chlorophyll
It is an important intracellular mineral, involved in hundreds of enzymatic reactions.
Tension (relaxes skeletal and smooth muscles)
Prevention of coronary artery spasm (angina) and MI (Myocardial Infarction)
Deficiency leads to:
Poor fatty acid metabolism
Kidney and/or gall stones
Oral contraceptives, diuretics, excess trans and saturated fat, too much calcium, chocolate, alcohol, sugar and caffeine all deplete magnesium.
Supplement usually a 2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium
For best absorption, use Magnesium Citrate, Aspartate or Glycinate, or chelated to amino acids.
Avoid Carbonate or Sulfate forms as too much may lead to diarrhea
Dark leafy greens
Mg can leach into cooking water so use it for your soups...