Magnesium is an overlooked mineral that can boost your health in a number of ways. New evidence shows daily doses of magnesium can help everything from boosting your mood to lowering your risk for a heart attack.
Yet, eighty percent of Americans do not get enough magnesium.
According to The Wellness Times:
"The National Institutes of Health report that magnesium is needed for more than 300 different biochemical reactions in your body, including producing and transporting energy, synthesizing protein, maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, and supporting a healthy immune system. What's more, because magnesium makes up fifty percent of your bones, it's a key mineral for bone health."
Magnesium is also known to help those with type 2 diabetes and can even aid in weight loss, by helping your body digest and use fats, proteins and carbohydrates, as well as prevent the expression of obesity genes.