Magnesium is an indispensable natural element for all living organisms. Thanks to it, metabolic processes generate energy, which drives the life of plants and animals.
In plants, it is present in chlorophyll – the leaf green that facilitates the transformation of carbon dioxide into oxygen. That is why magnesium is called the element of life.
- Magnesium is also its Latin name.
- It was discovered by Sir Humphry Davy in 1808.
- It belongs among the 10 elements most frequently found in the Earth's crust.
- It is present in rocks, as well as sea water.
- Green plants are a rich source of magnesium.
Magnesium has been used for healing purposes already in ancient Greece, in an area known as Magnesia - after which it is named. The consequences of magnesium deficiency in the human body were first formulated by scientist E. B. Flink in 1956.
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