Now Magnesium Citrate 200mg, 100 ct

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Magnesium is an important catalyst for the body's chemical reactions, meaning that it increases the rate at which chemical reactions occur. Some of the most important chemical reactions that involve magnesium are in the Kreb's cycle, the cycle inside every cell that leads to energy production. Without magnesium the transmission of nerve and muscle impulses is compromised. This can lead to nervous disorders, depression and muscle weakness or twitches. Magnesium is a useful supplement for PMS symptoms that involves irritability and mood swings. Magnesium also decreases menstrual pain by relaxing the uterine muscles. In pregnancy magnesium acts as a uterine relaxant and can prevent premature labour. Studies show supplemental magnesium in pregnancy also decreases the risk of birth defects such as cerebral palsy. Magnesium is an important mineral for cardiovascular health. It regulates the heartbeat, prevents the calcification of arteries and relaxes arterial vessels to prevent hypertension. Magnesium has also been researched for its ability to reduce cholesterol, protect against osteoporosis and prevent cancer. The body's need for magnesium is increased by heavy exercise, the consumption of alcohol and the use of diuretics, oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy. Diarrhea, fluoride intake and high levels of zinc and vitamin D increase the body's need for magnesium. Magnesium absorption is decreased by fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E and K), fatty foods, calcium, cod liver oil and foods containing oxalic acid. Oxalic acid containing foods include almonds, chard, cocoa, rhubarb, spinach and black tea