Magnesium is one of the most important essential minerals for human health, along with sodium, potassium, and calcium. It’s known to be a vital cofactor for several hundred metabolic processes that keep us alive and well (some estimates suggest magnesium is need for up to 600 different biochemical reactions in our bodies!).
Our bodies contain about 25 milligrams of magnesium, most of which is found in our bones, muscles and brain. About 1% of our magnesium circulates through our bloodstream.