Magnesium may be one of the most essential elements to living organisms. Its function in the human body is vast—everything from electrolyte maintenance to metabolism to heart health and so much more depend on magnesium.
Up to 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Modern diets focus on foods that contain minimal amounts of magnesium—white flour, meat, and dairy. Modern lifestyles are filled with stress, caffeine, and digestive problems, all of which can contribute to excess loss of magnesium.