It is difficult to overestimate the importance of magnesium to human health. Indeed, it is involved in over 300 enzymes systems in the body. It is required for the normal activity of muscles and nerves, the synthesis of RNA and DNA, triggering and maintaining sleep, regulating body temperature and the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
"Magnesium is a nutritional super-star when it comes to cardiovascular disease," according to a text published by the American Pharmaceutical Association. Interestingly, a study published in a National Psychiatric Journal highlighted the role of magnesium deficiency in increasing the risk of anxiety and depression. Initial research is even suggesting magnesium can decrease the frequency and severity of hot flashes in menopausal women.