What does magnesium do for the body?

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Dec 18, 2016

Magnesium is an essential mineral nutrient for life and is present in every cell type in every organism.


Magnesium plays a role in the stability of all polyphosphate compounds in the cells including those associated with the synthesis of DNA and RNA.

Over 300 enzymes require the presence of magnesium ions for their catalytic action , including all enzymes utilising or synthesising ATP or those that use other nucleotides to synthesise DNA and RNA.

A balance of magnesium is vital to the well being of all organisms.