Magnesium is a mineral found in the earth, sea, plants, animals and humans. Every cell in your body contains it and needs it to function. It plays several important roles in the health of your body and brain. However, many people get less than they need, even if they eat a healthy diet.
Magnesium is involved in more than 600 reactions in your body, including energy creation, protein formation, gene maintenance, muscle movement and nervous system regulation. In addition, studies have shown that magnesium may potentially boost exercise performance, fight depression, lower blood pressure and help prevent migraines.