Did you know Magnesium is the ninth most abundant element in the Universe? It forms in large stars, as a result of chemical fusion between Helium and Neon. As a result, it is found all around us: in the Earth’s crust, ground soil and natural mineral water, at the centre of every chlorophyll molecule within plants, and of course within us.
This cosmic mineral is needed for over 300 different chemical processes within the human body, which explains why it’s found in each and every cell within us. Our little unsung hero is an essential cofactor in energy metabolism and modulates inflammation. Plus, it plays important roles in calcium and vitamin D metabolisms, pain signalling, insulin release, bone health, and the maintenance of muscle and nerve function, to name just a few. Alongside Calcium, Magnesium boasts the highest number of approved claims for minerals on the EU register for Nutrition and Health Claims, most of which reflect absolutely crucial functions.