IMPORTANCE: Magnesium is necessary for Calcium and Vitamin C metabolism. It converts blood sugars into energy. It regulates the neuromuscular activity of the heart, and improves energy production within the heart; dilates the coronary arteries; helps maintain normal heart rhythm. It has been used in treating fibromyalgia, migraine and tension headaches, premenstrual syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, hearing loss, binge-eating disorders, tinnitus, and high blood pressure. It aids in bone growth and strengthens tooth enamel; controls bad breath and body odor. It helps burn fat and aids in fighting depression; prevents calcium deposits, kidney stones, and gallstones. Magnesium when combined with calcium acts as a natural tranquilizer; promotes relaxation of the bronchial muscles, thus opening airways and making breathing easier. It has been used to reduce hyperactivity in children, and may help with ADD (attention deficit disorder). It eliminates mental confusion, irritability, loss of appetite, insomnia, and muscle cramps. An excessive intake of Calcium will reduce your body's level of Magnesium.
DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in calcium depletion, heart spasms, nervousness, muscular excitability, confusion; kidney stones.