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MAGNESIUM

From restful sleep to strong bones and migraine relief, this mineral is vital for good health
Words Laura Potter. Photograph Stocksy. *If you are breast-feeding, pregnant or under medical supervision, check with your GP before taking supplements

Why do we need it?

Mainly stored in our bones, the mineral magnesium helps turn our food into energy, and helps our bodies produce hormones that are important for bone health. It plays a role in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate blood glucose control and blood pressure, among other things. It’s also key for nerve function, muscle activity and heart rhythm. Pretty important, then.

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It's time to go with your gut! Inside, you’ll find our 20-page expert guide which will get your gut health on track, from how it impacts the rest of your body to unlocking your microbiome. We investigate whether alcohol really is becoming the latest taboo, if we're in the midst of a loneliness epdiemic and why poetry can be food for the soul. Plus, our food section champions power plates, for recipes to nourish your mind and body, and reveals the art of fermentation - the biggest food trend of the year. Find all this and more in the brand new issue of Healthy!