Magnesium is needed for bone, protein, making new cells, activating B vitamins, relaxing nerves and muscles, clotting blood, and in energy production. Insulin secretion and function also requires magnesium. Magnesium also assists in the absorption of calcium, vitamin C, and potassium. As discussed above deficiency may result in fatigue, nervousness, insomnia, heart problems, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, and cramps – among other things.
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of magnesium broken down by sex, age, and condition is as follows:
*Adequate Intake (AI)
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