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All About Mgnesium

Atomic Number: 12

Atomic Mass: 24.305

Magnesium It is found in many foods such as whole grains, nuts, fish and green vegetables. The body needs Magnesium because it contributes to the makeup of teeth and bones and activates enzymes that help energy production. Magnesium helps control levels of calcium, copper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients in the body. People young and old, male and female need magnesium in their diets because it helps reduce the risk of magnesium deficientcy. Magnesium supplements are available in most pharmacies.


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