Bottom Line: Magnesium Is Essential For Overall Health
Overall, getting the adequate amount of magnesium a day is essential for overall health and bodily function.
"Magnesium is involved in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, so it is essential for our health," CRay told POPSUGAR. "It plays an important role in proper heart rhythm, energy metabolism, glucose metabolism, bone formation, muscle and never function, and mood regulation. If you are deficient in magnesium, the negative side effects (i.e., lethargy, hormone imbalances, insulin resistance) could prevent you from reaching your weight loss goals."
He recommended getting nutrients from whole foods over supplements whenever possible, but if you are worried that you aren't getting adequate amounts of magnesium or you test low for it, a supplement is always a good option.