When we look at the big picture of our health it’s really important that we protect our DNA and focus on reducing our chance of developing dementia or cancer at an early age. Magnesium is a key player in this prevention. Here is an older paper summarizing the benefits of magnesium.

Role of magnesium in genomic stability.

How magnesium supports DNA stability:

  • It is an essential cofactor in almost all enzymatic systems involved in DNA processing.
  • Magnesium deficiency may decrease membrane integrity and membrane function and increase the susceptibility to oxidative stress, cardiovascular heart diseases as well as accelerated aging.

“The daily intake in most industrialized countries does not reach the current recommended daily dietary allowances (RDA) values, and thus marginal magnesium deficiencies are very common”.