Magnesium is a common metal that, in the body, activates hundreds of cellular, biochemical reactions. In the nervous system, it functions as a dampener.
Magnesium is the ninth most abundant element in the universe (1) and the eighth most abundant element in the Earth’s crust. (2)
Below you’ll find over two dozen interesting facts about magnesium — including the history of magnesium, chemical composition, and health information on magnesium.
Without the presence of magnesium, energy could not be produced in the cells, muscles could not contract and relax, and key hormones could not be synthesized to help control vital bodily functions.
* Warning Signs of Deficiency
Symptoms of an existing magnesium deficit may include:
- Muscle cramps and chronic pain
- Facial tics or muscle spasms
- Anxiety or hyperactivity
- Sleep problems
Magnesium is the central element in chlorophyll and the basis of early life on the planet.
Unstable in its pure state, magnesium typically forms a white coating of magnesium oxide. In nature, most of its compounds appear as white crystals. Approximately 320,000 tons of magnesium is extracted annually for commercial use. (3) Magnesium is commonly extracted from seawater, where it is the third most common component.
Why do we use Genuine Zechstein: The Pure Magnesium Oil:
Learn more about this magnesium chloride in Burt’s Remedies article in this section What is Magnesium? / Forms of magnesium / Why we need it- “Why do we use Genuine Zechstein: Pure Magnesium Oil”-Part IX.