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What is magnesium?


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2013-04-23 12:22:34
2013-04-23 12:22:34

Magnesium is a light silver-white ductile ( easily influenced ) bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine.

Magnesium is element number 12 on the periodic table. It is an alkaline earth metal. It is interesting, because it is the first metal on the periodic table that you can safely make things out of. Lithium reacts with water, beryllium is extremely toxic, and sodium also reacts with water, the next metal is magnesium.

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of the magnesium in your body is in your bones. The other half is predominantly inside your tissue and organ cells. Only 1% of magnesium is found in your blood, but your body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant. Magnesium is absorbed in your small intestine, and is excreted through your kidneys.

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