Magnesium converts the food we eat into energ.y
Magnesium helps the parathyroid glands function, which produce hormones important to bone health.
Magnesium is important for regulating blood sugar and blood pressure levels.
Females should aim to take 270mg a day, Males 300mg a day.
Short-term overdoses of Magnesium (over 400mg) can cause diarrhoea. It's not known what the long-term effects are.
There's no evidence to say, but consuming your RDA of Magnesium across multiple nuts and seeds seems a nicer way to get your allowance than via a single pill.
Here are some foods rich in Magnesium. (1μg is 0.001mg)