clinical nutrition

Magnesium

Hands down, my favourite mineral. Magnesium is a cofactor (essential to proper functioning) in over 300 enzyme systems and regulates processes like protein synthesis, blood glucose (sugar) control, muscle & nerve function and works to regulate blood pressure. Magnesium also supports the catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT) enzyme, which breaks down estrogen, catecholamines and neurotransmitters (including dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine).