Each of the billions of cells that make up the human body need an adequate supply of magnesium in order to produce energy.
This essential inorganic element participates in the fabrication of over 300 different enzymes, who in turn, are used to activate many metabolic reactions. Magnesium facilitates the use of many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and calcium. Necessary for the formation of tissues, magnesium takes priority in the construction and solidity of bones and teeth. It is a first line player when it comes to cardiovascular health as it supports steady cardiac rhythm and stabilizes blood pressure.
A magnesium deficiency may lead to lack of energy, nervousness and irritability, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, frequent infections (cold and flu, for example), hardening of the arteries, muscle cramps and spasms.
Thanks to its antibacterial action, magnesium chloride is particularly interesting to help fight respiratory infections, as it helps to clear the bronchial tubes.
People who suffer from painful muscle cramps, restless leg syndrome or spasms (notably the uncontrollable eyelid twitching), will be quite impressed to see their symptoms decrease, even disappear, thanks to magnesium chloride.
Contrary to what is commonly recommended, it is not calcium that we need the most, but mainly magnesium. Considering that the body does not have any magnesium reserves, it is important to ensure that we receive an adequate daily supply. As a consequence of soil depletion, the refinement of cereals and the use of food preservatives in the industry, it is more and more difficult to obtain magnesium strictly within our diets.