Definition of Magnesium

An alkaline earth metal, Magnesium is important for many biochemical functions and reactions — for bone and muscle function, protein and fatty acid formation, activation of B vitamins, blood clotting, insulin secretion, and ATP formation. More than 300 enzymes require magnesium for catalytic action. The adult daily requirement is about 300 mg/day. Magnesium is found in many green plants, vegetables, and seeds — chlorophyll is a magnesium-centered porphyrin compound. Magnesium salts are used for magnesium deficiency supplementation. (NCI04)

Magnesium is from the group

Nutritional Supplement

Other Names for Magnesium

Magnesium

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