Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in our bodies and its role in our overall health may have been underestimated until recently. It can be found in over 300 different enzymes in our body and is a key player in the body’s detoxification process.
Proper levels of magnesium are also necessary for:
- Activating muscles and nerves
- Creating energy in your body
- Efficiently digesting proteins, carbohydrates, and fats
Being deficient in magnesium is often referred to as the “invisible deficiency” because it’s hard to detect. Only 1% of our body’s magnesium is stored in the blood, and the rest is in our organs and bones where it is used for a variety of biological functions. This means a blood test isn’t sufficient to determine if there is a deficiency.