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15 Health Benefits of Magnesium

Calcium Absorption

Magnesium is one of the minerals involved in virtually all the chemical reactions in the human body. One of those chemical reactions that go on in the human body is the absorption and metabolism of calcium. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, and the presence of magnesium helps it (calcium) to be absorbed in the body by controlling the transport of calcium across cell membranes. For an efficient absorption of calcium, the adult men from ages 19-30 require 400 milligrams of magnesium per day while older men need 420 milligrams per day. [2]