April 14, 2015

A mineral that regulates 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It is one of the most common enzyme co-factors in the body crucial for protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and regulating blood pressure. It is used in energy production (generating ATP), glycolysis, and oxidative phosphorylation. It is needed in calcium and potassium transport across cell membranes, vital in nerve conduction, a normal heart rhythm, and muscle contraction.

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