The element magnesium is a silvery metallic metal that is one of the most important minerals in the human body. It is a cofactor in the enzymes that are essential to our biological processes, including carbohydrate metabolism, and also helps produce ATP.
A variety of forms of magnesium are used in food and dietary supplements, as well as in many medications. These include milk of magnesia, Epsom salts, and other forms.
Magnesium is also a major component of chlorophyll, which is the green pigment found in plants, algae, and cyanobacteria. Chlorophyll converts sunlight into energy for plant cells, allowing them to survive.
In the body, magnesium is essential for normal function and for the growth of new cells. Its role in the synthesis of phosphate compounds such as DNA, RNA, and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is critical to cellular health.
Several factors can reduce your ability to absorb magnesium from your diet or from supplements: chronic alcoholism, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, intestinal surgery, and certain medications. This condition is called magnesium deficiency.
mg-24 is a naturally occurring, non-radioactive isotope of magnesium. It has 12 protons and 6 neutrons in its nucleus.
This isotope is available in ultra high purity, as rods, pellets, pieces, granules, and sputtering targets. It is also a good choice for specialized applications in which high levels of purity are needed.
This isotope of magnesium has been used in studies to see if it can increase the amount of oxygen that is transferred to the uterus after childbirth. In these studies, women received postpartum magnesium for 24 hours or for 6 hours after birth.