Magnesium is a mineral involved in more than 300 biological procedures in the body. It supports the functions of calcium as it is also stored in bones. Calcium strengthens our skeletal system, while magnesium contributes to their elasticity. Foods high in magnesium are nuts, legumes, potatoes, brown rice, green leafy vegetables and dairy products.

Who is in greater risk for magnesium deficiency?
• Older adults
• Women during menstruation
• Athletes
• Individuals with malabsorptive disorders (inflammatory bowel diseases)
• Heavy drinkers
• Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

The role of magnesium:
• Energy production
• Protein synthesis
• Bone health
• Teeth strength
• Proper function of muscles and nerves
• Electrolyte balance
• Blood pressure control
• Blood glucose control
• Proper psychological function

Magnesium deficiency may result in:
• Irritability
• Poor appetite
• Weakness & fatigue
• Mood changes
• Muscle cramps & spasms
• Arrhythmias
• Hypotension