There is approximately 25 g of magnesium in an adult body.
About half of it is located in the bones.
Along with calcium and phosphorus, magnesium is essential for healthy bones.

Only 1 % of magnesium is found in the blood, the rest is in the cells, especially the smooth cells of arteries protecting them from blood pressure stress.

Magnesium is an essential mineral for humans and plays key roles in many biological processes through its function in enzyme activity.
Over 300 enzymes need magnesium to function properly; it aids nerves, muscles and heart function.
It is also involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.

Vitamins B6, C and E and calcium need it to be well absorbed.

Realized by Laurence LIVERNAIS-SAETTEL, dietitian
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