Magnesium is an important mineral for building bones, protein, and teeth. It also helps in muscle contraction and nerve function and in fighting infection.
Sources of magnesium include nuts, whole grains, dark green vegetables, seafood, and cocoa. Magnesium is also available in supplements.
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
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