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How does magnesium work?

The element magnesium is actually a metal ion, which means it carries a charge. This mineral interacts with certain proteins and enzymes to carry out functions in the body, such as protein production, energy metabolism, and muscle contraction. Your body needs enough magnesium circulating in the bloodstream to fulfill these jobs. Magnesium deficiency can cause problems related to these functions, such as muscle weakness and low energy.

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