Magnesium is an important mineral, essential for many processes within the body. About half of your body’s magnesium stores are found in organ and tissue cells, half are combined with calcium in bone and 1% in your blood and soft tissue.
Contributes to normal muscle function including the heart muscle.
Contributes to normal psychological functions.
Contributes to normal nerve function.
Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism.
Contributes to normal cell division.
You should be able to get all the magnesium you need by eating a varied and balanced diet, however there can be times when a supplement can help.
The amount of magnesium an adult (19-64 years) needs is:
Taking too much magnesium can cause diarrhea.
The department of health advises that having 400mg or less a day of magnesium from supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.
Source: www.nhs.uk (Next review due 03/03/2020)