Ingredients Glossary

Magnesium

Magnesium

Function – Magnesium contributes to:

Muscle function – Magnesium plays a role in calcium homeostasis helping to activate utilization of calcium stored in bones. Sufficient plasma levels of calcium are required for muscle contraction.

Overall energy production and reduction of tiredness and fatigue – magnesium acts as a co-factor of enzymes that generate energy through ATP. ATP - Adenosine triphosphate - is the energy source for the processes that occurs inside cells

Development and maintenance of bone and teeth: magnesium is a key component of bone. 50 to 60 % of magnesium is located in the bone

Muscle function – Magnesium plays a role in calcium homeostasis helping to activate utilization of calcium stored in bones. Sufficient plasma levels of calcium are required for muscle contraction.

Regulation of potassium and sodium levels/electrolyte balance - Magnesium acts on the mechanism which maintains the electrical potential of nerve tissue and cell membranes, i.e.the concentration of sodium and potassium ions in the cells.

Has a role in the process of cell division: Magnesium is able to form complexes with nucleic acids which are responsible for cell division.