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Magnesium: Health Benefits and Deficiency Symptoms

Magnesium is an essential mineral with many important roles in the body. These include helping to create bone and other tissues, converting food to energy and supporting the activity of more than 300 enzymes that spark vital chemical reactions in the body. An average person has about 25-30 grams of magnesium in the body with 50-75% of this amount present in the bones. Magnesium combines with calcium and phosphorus in bone formation. Most of the […]

The role of Magnesium and Zinc in Bodybuilding Supplements

Although there is a vast array of supplements targeted at the sporting community simply absurd in their claims, we are going to have a closer look at one product called ZMA, citing less grandiose claims, accompanied by plausible explanations, to see whether there is merit in such claims. ZMA (30mg zinc monomethionine aspartate, 450mg magnesium aspartate and 10.5mg vitamin B6, which is added in order to improve absorption of zinc and magnesium) is mostly targeted […]

Magnesium-Rich Foods Improving Cardiovascular Health

When it comes to cardiovascular health, the usual healthy eating guidelines include such perennial recommendations as eating more vegetables and fruits, fibre-rich foods, oily fish and reducing intakes of salt and saturated fat. One nutrient that is seldom mentioned as part of this standard healthy eating advice is magnesium. Yet new research is showing that magnesium is essential for keeping our cardiovascular system healthy (cardiovascular disease is still the biggest killer in most countries of […]