Learn more about the unexpected benefits of magnesium for your health!
0:00 Introduction: How magnesium relates to chlorophyll
0:42 Magnesium explained
2:10 Unexpected benefits of magnesium
4:45 What causes a magnesium deficiency?
5:18 Medications that can cause a magnesium deficiency
5:30 Check out this video on magnesium!
Let's talk about the unexpected benefits of magnesium.
Magnesium is a very important mineral. Magnesium is in hard water, mineral water, and leafy greens.
Magnesium is not just essential for humans, but for plants too. Chlorophyll is like the blood of a plant, and a magnesium deficiency can inhibit a plant’s ability to make chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is similar in chemistry to our blood. The magnesium in the chlorophyll causes the leaves of a plant to look green, and the iron in our blood makes it look red.
There is a condition called chlorosis in plants caused by a magnesium deficiency. Chlorosis in humans is anemia and is caused by an iron deficiency. But, a person with anemia may even look a little green.