The multifaceted and widespread pathology of magnesium deficiency.

  title={The multifaceted and widespread pathology of magnesium deficiency.},
  author={S Johnson},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={56 2},
  • S. Johnson
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • Medicine
  • Medical hypotheses
Even though Mg is by far the least abundant serum electrolyte, it is extremely important for the metabolism of Ca, K, P, Zn, Cu, Fe, Na, Pb, Cd, HCl, acetylcholine, and nitric oxide (NO), for many enzymes, for the intracellular homeostasis and for activation of thiamine and therefore, for a very wide gamut of crucial body functions. Unfortunately, Mg absorption and elimination depend on a very large number of variables, at least one of which often goes awry, leading to a Mg deficiency that can… 

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