Magnesium is certainly one of the most important minerals to the body.  Here’s a short list of what it does:
1. Supports normal acid/alkaline and blood pH balance.  Are you in balance?  A quick way to check is to get some pH paper and check your saliva and urine.  Saliva pH should be around 7.4.
2. Aids in enzyme activation. Enzymes make everything happen in the body!
3. Helps metabolize blood sugar and produce cortisone.  Keeping your blood sugar levels under control is the key to health!
4. Supports healthy nerve and muscle function.  Works with calcium to keep the nerves firing and the muscles moving!  It is involved in nerve signal transmission, muscle contraction, and heart rhythm.  Keeps the heart beating!
5. Assists in forming bones and teeth.  One of the 18 nutrients I speak of that are critical to bone health.
6. Plays a role in nucleic acid, protein, carbohydrate, and fat synthesis.

As you can see, this is definitely something we need to consume!  Magnesium is found in artichokes, beans and seeds (black, green, navy, pinto, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower), cashews, broccoli, organ meats, seafood (halibut, salmon, shrimp), spinach, Swiss chard, and tomatoes.