What is the function of Magnesium? In addition to coordinating nervous system and muscle function and helping with muscle contraction and relaxation, magnesium also supports optimal heart activity and blood circulation. It helps calm nerves, lower blood pressure numbers in situations of hypertension and reduce palpitations, anxiety and more. Magnesium increases calcium absorption in bones and teeth and thus helps strengthen bones and maintain healthy teeth. An adequate magnesium intake supports the overall activity of the nervous system.
Magnesium deficiency symptoms include: muscle weakness, tremors and muscle spasms, eye (or eyelid) twitching, leg cramps at night, calf cramps after exercise, foot cramps, cardiac arrhythmia in the form of extrasystoles (premature contractions of the heart or extra heartbeats), tachycardia (increased heart rate), weak, frail or brittle bones predisposed to fractures, higher blood sugar levels, headaches, high blood pressure, sores.