Magnesium is vital in the formation of metalloproteins involved in the Kreb’s cycle, which manages energy production, neurotransmitter release, and the production of glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant. It can be found in foods such as spinach, chard, pumpkin seeds, almonds, black beans and high fiber foods in general as well as in dairy products, meats, chocolate, and coffee. Low magnesium levels in the body are associated with diseases such as osteoporosis, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Magnesium is used for diseases of the heart and blood vessels including chest pain, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart valve disease (mitral valve prolapse), metabolic syndrome, coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart attack. Magnesium is also used for treating attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, cystic fibrosis, mania,  diabetes, kidney stones, and migraine headaches, to name just a few. It also helps neutralize stomach acid.