Magnesium. You’ve probably head about it, but why is it important? As the fourth most abundant mineral in you body, it’s one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the west.
There are several benefits to magnesium and making sure you have enough of it in your system is vital to optimal health. Magnesium is an electrolyte, like calcium, that assists in a lot of your every day bodily functions.
Close to one-third of your body’s total cellular magnesium is located in the mitochondria, which is responsible for producing energy. When not controlled properly, increased fatigue is common.
Magnesium works hand in hand with calcium to transport it from your muscles to the rest of your body.
GABA is your body’s calming neurotransmitter that also helps produce your “happy” neurotransmitter, serotonin. Magnesium is super important to your body’s GABA levels and helps it proper functionally.
Healthy magnesium levels are vital for people with type 2 diabetes as its been associated with lower triglyceride levels.
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