Keeps you calm
Magnesium also helps the nervous system function correctly. A normal nervous system is more important than you can possibly imagine. Just think of all the body functions that the nervous system controls such as muscle contraction, heart activity, reactions, etc. Stress is a type of imbalance in the nervous system, so if you feel stressed, it is important that you get enough magnesium to control your nerves and keep you calm.
The most common reasons why we become magnesium-deficient are regular use of medical drugs, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet and genetic factors. This was pointed out in an article in Göteborgsposten by Lena Hultén, who is a professor of clinical nutrition at Sahlgrenska Sjukhuset in Gothenburg. «Most people who eat a balanced diet and generally feel well are not likely to lack magnesium,» she is quoted as saying.