Magnesium is... essential for digestion
Updated: Feb 9, 2021
From the moment food enters and leaves your body, hundreds of chemical reactions take place to ensure vital nutrients are retained and the digestion process takes place smoothly.
Magnesium plays a huge role in this process- from helping produce the enzymes in your saliva and intestines, to ensuring the actual mechanics (muscle contractions pushing the food through your digestive system) are working properly.
Magnesium is further required to make the hormone that triggers stomach acid production, a lack of which can lead to growth of bad bacteria in the gut and as a knock on effect acid reflux - also known as heart burn.
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