You might know that potassium is great at preventing muscle cramps and regulating blood pressure. You might also know that calcium is integral to maintaining heart health and essential to the development of healthy bones. You might even know that not getting enough iron can impair your cognitive function and cause gastrointestinal problems. These well-known minerals are popular, and frequently prescribed by doctors, in supplement form, to cure what ails you.
But those are the glamour minerals. The ones that everyone talks about. What about the oft-forgot magnesium?
We’ve all heard of it. We know it exists. But what do you really know about it? Do you know the health benefits of magnesium? Do you know where to find it? Do you know what the symptoms of a magnesium deficiency look like?
Well, whether you’re aware of it, or not, magnesium is an amazing mineral. In addition to being the 9th most abundant element in the universe, it’s the 11th most abundant element in the human body! Sounds pretty essential, if you ask me. So let’s show this vital element the respect it deserves. Test your knowledge of magnesium in the quiz below, and make sure to let us know how you did in the comments!
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